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In Global Celebration of Chardonnay

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Poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning could have been writing about Chardonnay when she penned her famous Sonnet 43: “How do I love thee?Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height.”
On 26 May the whole world will be celebrating that “depth and breadth and height” - because it will be International Chardonnay Day.
And what’s not to celebrate! Chardonnay is the second most planted white wine grape in the world and the fifth most planted grape overall. It is a chameleon among wines. It comes in many flavours and styles and matches so many types of food.
Party on!
Chardonnay’s endless potential and depth of character has seen it described as “a red wine masquerading as a white.” From the classic, full bodied, oak-aged Chardonnays to the lean, minerality of young, un-oaked styles, to the light and zesty blanc de blancs Champagnes, Chardonnay earns it name as the “king of grapes”.And if that isn’t enough to inspire the gathering of friends to celebrate the joys of Chardonn…