Tomorrow, May 26th is National Chardonnay Day. Weren’t aware of the holiday? Well, it happens every year on the Thursday before Memorial Day. So mark your calendars and grab a bottle. In honor of the holiday, I would like to share an article I wrote that was published on drinkstack.com.
Chardonnay has had a difficult history. It seems that, more so than any other grape variety, people have a polar reaction to it.
They either love Chardonnay or they dislike it with a vengeance. Thanks to a somewhat misunderstood book by Laura Holmes Haddad titled Anything but Chardonnay: A Guide to the Other Grapes (2008) it was commonplace to outwardly loathe the variety.
The ABC (anything but Chardonnay) club was loud and proud. Today, Chardonnay is making a comeback. The Chardonnay moms of the world may have a little to do with it, but in reality, like anything that succeeds, there was a learning curve to understand how to grow and process the grape.
But for true wine lovers, Chardonnay has always been in the spotlight and the reason for that is its versatility.