Mark Oldman visits "weird and wonderful" Portland, Oregon to discuss why Chardonnay need not always be the vinous equivalent of a Voodoo donut or a Tibetan Mastiff. He recommends low/no oak Chardonnay, a crisp, vivacious style that is not saddled by oaky strangulations. Featured wine: Chehalem Chardonnay INOX 2009 (Oregon, $18) Other Lovable Low/No Oak Chardonnay: Drouhin Vaudon Chablis 2008 (France, $25) Kim Crawford Chardonnay 2009 (New Zealand, $19) Morgan Chardonnay Metallico Un-Oaked 2009 (California, $20) Plantagenet Chardonnay Unoaked 2009 (Australia, $20) William Fèvre Chablis Domaine 2008 (France, $24) Visit www.MarkOldman.com for more free wine lessons and more about Oldman's Brave New World of Wine. "Poosh It"
Mired in the same old Merlot morass? Thirsting to drink like an insider? Award-winning wine writer Mark Oldman is back to rescue your taste buds from the routine and reveal insider favorites from around the globe that are affordable and readily attainable.