Ah, Chardonnay! The grape that wine snobs love to hate. Comparatively easy to grow and very flexible in the cellar, Chardonnay has, in some ways, been its own worst enemy. The very qualities that have led to it being the second-most widely-planted* white wine grape in the world, have also allowed for the production of vast quantities of mediocre table wine that have caused an increasing number of wine drinkers to turn their backs on this noble grape in boredom and/or disgust.
If you are among this number, I beg you to reconsider your position. To help persuade you, and to give you sense of just how versatile Chardonnay can be, we've put together a selection of excellent wines from all over the world and in a range of styles for you to try this Wednesday, June 7 from 4pm to 7pm. And if you aren't a Chardonnay skeptic, then this is just a chance to taste some really nice wines that you're sure to enjoy!
Tickets for our regular Wednesday tastings are $15, and the wines in the lineup are all 10% off during the tasting.
*The most widely-planted white variety (by vineyard area) is an obscure Spanish grape called Airén, which is pretty much only grown and Spain and only used for making brandy, because it makes insipid wine.
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