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Two-Buck Chuck best Chardonnay in California

A wine priced just $1.99 has been voted best Chardonnay in California. Bronco Wine Co’s Charles Shaw 2005 Chardonnay – commonly known as Two-Buck Chuck – received 98 points, a double gold and the accolades of Best of California and Best of Class at the California State Fair Commercial Wine Competition.

The chief judge and director of the competition, G M Pucilowski, said, ‘Since we judge all wines totally by variety, without different brackets for price, this double-gold achievement by the Bronco winemakers is astounding.’

Another judge, Dr Richard Peterson, said that the wine won because, ‘It is a fresh, fruity, well-balanced Chardonnay that people and judges, though maybe not wine critics, will like!’

Whatever, it certainly goes against the old adage that you get what you pay for.