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The Most Popular White Wine on Earth

sign with Chardonnay written on it in a vineyard

Travel to any wine region in the world, and you’ll find at least one vineyard growing Chardonnay. It’s a wine that can be simple or regal, aged for many years or consumed immediately. So how did Chardonnay become so popular, and why does it sometimes get a bad rap? HISTORY AND WINEMAKING Chardonnay was born in […]

Varietal Spotlight: Roussanne

Roussanne gets its name from the reddish brown color of the ripened fruit, in french this color is called roux.  Although the origins of this increasingly trendy varietal are not known for certain, it is likely Roussanne originated in the northern Rhône. It is only one of two vine varieties permitted in the white versions […]

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