Brambleberry Winery proprietors Chris and Sherry Hardie.
Brambleberry Winery proprietors Chris and Sherry Hardie.

Brambleberry weekly wine reviews

From making wine to serving wine to drinking wine, we are passionate about wine.

We’ve written a weekly newspaper wine column for more than 15 years, which has given us the opportunity to sample a wide variety of wines.

Sherry prefers big, bold leathery reds with elements of earthiness and smokiness. Her favorites are Italian reds and French bordeaux. People ask Sherry about her favorite Brambleberry wine and she says there is no single favorite — there are eight reds that are all her favorites. Her favorite sweetie is Elizabeth’s Golden Age, which tastes like a like version of pina colada.

Chris also likes the big reds and the wines of Italy and France, but can be enticed with carmenere and petite sirah. A sauvignon blanc or a big and buttery chardonnay hits the spot as well for both of us.

Only some of the wines we review are published in the paper. We will share those and others with you on this page.

(Every week Brambleberry Winery owners Chris and Sherry Hardie review a wine that is not their own. They have been writing a weekly wine column for more than 15 years. The wines are ranked on a 5-star system)

Check out our Wine of the Week archives published in the La Crosse Tribune.

Blog Posts

Jan. 6 wine of the week

Dark Horse Pinot Grigio 2017 By Chris and Sherry Hardie Brambleberry Winery Wine in a can was a hot trend in 2018 and will likely continue throughout the upcoming year. Nielsen reported that canned wine sales were a $45 million business last year and surged 43 percent. Dark Horse, an EJ Gallo subsidiary, saw its […]

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Dec. 30 Wine of the Week

Premius Cremant de Bourdeaux Brut (Every week Brambleberry Winery owners Chris and Sherry Hardie review a wine that is not their own. They have been writing a weekly wine column for more than 15 years. The wines are ranked on a 5-star system) The Champagne region of France gets most of the attention this time […]

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December 23 Wine of the Week

Kendall-Jackson Grand Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 (Every week Brambleberry Winery owners Chris and Sherry Hardie review a wine that is not their own. They have been writing a weekly wine column for more than 15 years. The wines are ranked on a 5-star system) This iconic California winery is best known for its top-selling chardonnay […]

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