Wine Time

Episode Ten: Chateau Ste. Michelle Chardonnay

Wine Time is a weekly review on cheap wine with HG blogger, Marissa A. Ross. And by cheap we mean, under ten dollars, so, yeah, cheap. This week’s review features Chateau Ste. Michelle Chardonnay. Special thanks to Max Chapman Sweeney & Amy Hunt. Featuring “Garbage City” by Monster Rally. This video is best viewed in 720p.

  • Shaylynn Middlenameless Kilfoyle

    GIRL, I have missed you.. I have had my moments of wishing I had your number, so I could call you and tell you to make a new video. Glad you’re alive and well, my heart can just chill now;)

    • Marissa A. Ross

      Awwwwhaha! I am alive and well, promise! If I’m not posting Wine Times it’s because I’m sadly too busy. They’re my favorite! Unfortunately, it’s just time consuming and kind of nauseating staring at/listening to myself for hours.

      Thank you for watching & loving Wine Times! 😀

  • Dana Boone

    Finally a new Wine Time! Your loyal wino fan base has missed you :)

    • Marissa A. Ross

      I’ve missed you guys too! Thanks for sticking around & waiting for me.

  • Jocqulene Castro

    This made me giggle. And you look all dope in your vintage dress (it’s vintage, right? Looks vintage).

    • Marissa A. Ross

      Yes, it is! I got it at JetRag (in case you’re in LA too)! 😀

  • Rachel Firmager

    “What is she doing drinking a chardonnay?…Um, I don’t really know” Hahahaha. For me it usually means that someone who doesn’t know me (or wine) very well, has bought me wine!

    • Marissa A. Ross

      Ha! I know right?! I’m like, what are you even thinking? How are we friends?

  • Nadia Bhatti

    Your face…it really is THE best.

    • Marissa A. Ross

      Thank you, it’s been a long 25 years of training for this moment.

  • Jasmine Johnson

    I literally said the exact sentence last week when I had to (literally had to…it was sunny so I had to go to the park and drink wine) drink a bottle chardonnay “I spent the money on it and wine is wine.” What am I going to do….not drink? Come on.

    • Marissa A. Ross

      The trick is to never buy it.

  • Sarah Solis

    YES IT’S BACK!!!! It has been far too long. So glad you’re back and still very much on your A-game.

    • Marissa A. Ross

      I know, I’m sorry! I’ll try not to be away for so long this time. And thank you for the kind words.

  • Zelina Garza

    not going to lie but this is my favorite feature on Hellogiggles. You and Molls crack me up. I’m so glad I am not a fan of chardonnay either. Glad to have you back. Your TATT series was great to watch in between so technically I wasn’t missing my Ross fix. :) because at least I have that.

  • Elina Bergmann

    Everyone’s all like, you’re a girl who wears a lot of florals, you must LOVE sweet wine. And I’m like no. If I wanted a sugar headache I would eat a bag of skittles.
    ps, I really like this feature, and I have started doing my own in-person wine reviews at parties. Super fun!

  • Taylor Vars

    RELIEVED to know I’m not the only chick who loathes chardonnay – I’ve felt like such an outsider for years! What the hell is wrong with people enjoying the taste of toasted oak bark slathered in Country Crock?
    This is SO summer of 2010 – but could I beg you for a dissertation of cheapo white merlots (is there any other kind)?

    And thank you for your bangs, they are epic. xo

  • Kate Harmer

    oh my god, murky wines!!

  • Jordan DeFrank

    Have you ever tried Three Wishes wine? My local Whole Foods is currently selling it for $3 a bottle (yes, sounds like it’d be really, truly awful, but just wait!) and I was so surprised at how nice it was! I now drink the Cabernet Sauvignon pretty regularly, but have yet to try the others. Just a tip! I totally support the idea that good wine (and beer for that matter) doesn’t have to be exorbitantly priced. Cheers!

  • Douglas Koebrich

    I’ve totally been to that winery. Go Seattle!!!

  • Douglas Koebrich

    Don’t discount the pacific northwest for an excellent white from a dry arid climate rich in minerals from the millions of years of glacial passage and a unique character that is completely it’s own.

  • Douglas Koebrich

    But then you hate chardonnay. I pretty much exclusively drink Malbec if I’m drinking wine. But it’s rare that I drink wine anymore. I’ve had worse whites than Washington, I.e. Duckwalk from East Hampton. That shit tastes like duck shit has been marinating the insides of a Hawaiian Punch can for 30 years then got reopened, fermented. and bottled.

  • Jordan Haggerty

    Hurray it’s back! Great review as always, was hoping for a wee bit more vulgarity though. I didn’t like chard either but I recently tried an un-oaked one and it’s actually really good, brighter and more citrus-ey. I’d totally recommend the one I tried if I could remember what it was called. 😀

  • Megan Harper

    YAY! Chateau Ste. Michelle is about 15-20 miles from my house. Their wine is the chronic. If you like dryer (drier?) wines, try their Dry Reisling. It’s my favorite right now.

  • Stephanie Arafiles Bridgman

    I need a new wine time! I love this section of Hello Giggles; you’ve got personality for days homegirl! BTW i recently tried a red wine called “C’est la Vie.” It’s a mix between pinot noir and a syrah. Surprisingly good, AND a pleasure to chug!

  • Deborah Brown

    I need more wine times!

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