The not so basic history of Chardonnay

Chardonnay is one of the most popular white wines in the world! Originating in France’s Burgundy region, then slowly trickling in to wine regions all around the world, chardonnay is rich with history. Chardonnay is a “noble grape”, a title given to what are considered the original grapes of old world. While it is one…

CarménÈre

Carménère is one of the oldest noble grape varietals and has a fascinating history. Originally a favorite of Bordeaux, it used to be a main staple for first growths in Medoc, it was wiped out after the Great French Wine Blight between 1858 and 1863. Carménère was a very difficult grape to cultivate as it…