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Fresh Chardonnay grape juice ... not wine or soda?


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Fresh Chardonnay grape juice ... not wine or soda?

rworange | Sep 6, 2009 11:15 AM

Yesterday I stopped at a gypsy produce truck. In addition to selling Chardonnay grapes they gave a sample of fresh squeezed chardonnay juice. Unfortunately they weren't selling this, only the grapes.

Too bad. I could have bought gallons of this stuff. Some Chardonnay wine has a taste of sweet apples and drinking this juice I could see where that comes from. In fact, if I had been given a taste without knowing what it was, I would have said a different variety of apple cider.

Does this look like it will be a good year for grapes? I bought a large bunch ($1 lb but then they added another big bunch). I've bought Chardonnay grapes before at Berkeley Bowl but these were not like the sad sour grapes at the market. They burst with sweetness and flavor.

I'd go back to buy more, but they were clear this was a one time shot. The truck would never be back.

Soooo ... does anyone else sell good Chardonnay juice. I've had the vignette sodas and don't think much of them. Trying to winnow out fresh gorape juice from wine information on Google isn't too successful.

I did find the place in Oregon that sold it and other varieties of wine grapes juices.

Anyone tried this? Are there any others? Any restaurants selling fresh juice?

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