Leslie SbroccoMy name is Leslie Sbrocco and I’m the host of Check, Please! Bay Area. Each week, I will be sharing my tasting notes about the wine the guests and I drank on set during the taping of the show. I will also share some wine tips with each episode.

Check, Please! Bay Area guests drank the following wines on the set of episode 705:

2007 Trione Chardonnay, Russian River Valley, California $30
From third generation grape growers in Sonoma County, this beautifully aged Chard meshes the core brightness of Russian River fruit with the lushness of the vintage. It’s a wine to sip poolside with nothing but your suit, or table side with everything from fish to fowl.

2009 Lasseter Family Winery “Chemin de Fer,” Sonoma Valley, California $40
You know the name, John Lasseter of Cars and Toy Story fame. Add one more credit to John’s resume — vintner — as he and his wife Nancy are the proprietors of Lasseter Family Winery. In a nod to their Francophile passions, they focus on French-style wines including this Rhone blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre grapes. It’s succulent, spicy and simply superb.

Wines drank on set of Check, Please! Bay Area episode 705

Wine Tips: About Chardonnay 12 September,2012Wendy Goodfriend

  • Tim

    Lovely picks!

  • Peter Kelsch

    Hi Leslie,
    I am a regular viewer and fan of your weekly show “Check Please”, and enjoy them very much.  I also like your wine tasting tips, etc., my question is:  Do you have a regular gathering or group formed, that get together on a regular basis to taste and discuss wines that is not on a televised show that I could participate in or join?
    Keep the great programming alive Leslie.  You’ve been doing a stellar job in all respects!
    Sincerely, Peter Kelsch –

    • Leslie Sbrocco

       thanks so much peter! we don’t have a regular group but i do lots of events around the bay area. make sure to like our check please bay area page on facebook for info. cheers, leslie

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