Tag Archives | chardonnay

Macon Chardonnay Les Beluses 2012 Cave de Lugny

Chardonnay, a beloved globetrotter

Is there any white wine grape that is more loved all over the world than chardonnay? It may have a natural explanation. It is a grape that fits everyone. It is easy to grow, easy to vinify and easy to like. It can be grown almost anywhere. It has its roots in Burgundy’s relatively cool […]

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Domaine Eden and Wilde Farm

California challenges France. A duel of giants

Roberson Wine, an English wine company that also has an online store that even sells to Sweden, presented the challenge: France against California. Inspired by the legendary tasting in Paris in 1976, or perhaps taking it mainly as a pretext, they presented a number of top wines from these two wine countries, both red and […]

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A budding Batard-Montrachet vine

Chardonnay remains a popular grape

In the U.S., people drink more and more wine. In 20 years, from 1993 to 2013, the volume of wine that Americans are buying doubled. The average American spends USD 8.06 per bottle of wine. The domestic wines dominate. Wines from California has a 57% market share in terms of volume and 64% by value. […]

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Biancone, Renzo Marinai

My friend was so overwhelmed when she tasted Ronzo Marinai’s chardonnay that she decided to rename her cat Renzo, in homage to the winemaker. After having tasted the wine I think I might do the same thing, that is if I had a nameless cat. Biancone is made exclusively from chardonnay grown in the heart […]

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The best chardonnay wines

The competition Chardonnay du Monde has ranked the top chardonnay wines among the 923 competing entries from 37 countries. One wine was awarded Great Gold medal: Champagne Mandois 1er Cru Blanc de Blancs 2004, but 65 were given Gold. You can find the full results here

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World’s best Chardonnay

The competition The World’s Best Chardonnay was recently held in Burgundy. 60 wines were awarded gold medals and 202 had silver out of 953 contestants. The gold medals were well spread out over the world: South Africa, Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Chile, Spain, Canada, Greece, Israel, Italy, Moldova, Romania, and Switzerland. The full results here.

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