Besides its obvious capacity to instill pleasure among those who partake in it, wine can teach you things too. So it was with a 2014 Bogle Vineyards Chardonnay we tasted the other night, in an exploration of value white wines (under $12). The back label explained that Bogle was located in Clarksburg, California, which drew a complete blank with me.

18544Having lived most of my life in California and explored most every corner of it, I feel like I could hold my own in a “Jeopardy” game show contest on the state’s geography. But Clarksburg? Alex Trebec would’ve stumped me on that one. Continue reading