Delicious. Used a little white wine vinegar and water in place of the wine and dried thyme.
This is, hands down, the best corn chowder I've ever made, or had! I made it exactly as stated, for lunch for my brother's visit. We devoured the entire amount in no time. Now I'm making it again, doubling the recipe, for the freezer. I wouldn't change anything, as it's perfect as is. I did forget to add the butter, and will remember to add it this time, but it was still great without. The crumbled bacon is a terrific touch!
What a delicious soup. Easy to make, and I made it a day ahead and waited to add the half and half and butter when reheated. Everyone loved it and the bacon was a perfect touch