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Chardonnay's Place Expands and Inspires • The iconic variety may evolve but shows no signs of slowing.
Winemag.com: Need a Refresher? • Take a Six-Bottle Master Class to Chardonnay
Out & About: The 22nd Annual Wine Star Awards • SIPS AND SNAPS AROUND THE GLOBE
Hooray for Chardonnay • Love it or hate it, it’s hard to ignore the world’s most popular white-wine grape. Whether an iconic bottling from a classic region or an exciting glass of something new to you, we celebrate all the ways to Chardonnay. Read on to discover your next favorite pour.
Chardonnay Takes Root • Versatile and popular among drinkers, there’s a reason Chardonnay is the most planted white-wine grape in the world. You can find it in many wine-producing countries, with Burgundy, Napa and Sonoma being among the most sought after. But they’re not the only ones in the Chardonnay game. We take a look at some of the regions that are building up their Chardonnay production to impressive results.
Viognier's Voyage • The signature variety in Northern Rhône’s Condrieu appellation also flourishes in other regions enchanted by its perfume-in-a-glass style.
Cocktail of the Month: The Guavabonga • Jam-packed with tropical citrus fruit, this zesty cocktail is sure to delight.
Spirited Terroir • Meet four producers that are showing how terroir can influence spirit expression.
Pairology: Go Nuts With Cashews • The cashew may not be the most common nut worldwide (it’s behind almonds, walnuts and pistachios), but it’s certainly one of the most beloved. The rich, creamy flavor hints at peanuts, almonds and macadamias, but has no substitute. Its uniqueness starts on the tree, where what we know as the cashew is actually the seed of the much larger cashew fruit. Even stranger is that the cashew is in the same plant family as mangoes and poison ivy. When snacking on cashews or using them as the centerpiece of a dish, pull out some of their subtle flavors with the right wine.
Q&A with Jamie Evans, the Herb Somm • Jamie Evans, aka The Herb Somm, dishes about the heady future for cannabis beverages.
Recipe of the Month: Asparagus Bliss • With kicks of citrus and mustard, this recipe packs a tangy punch.
Just Dandy • A menace for many gardens, dandelions are a welcome sight for some beverage makers in spring.
Colorado Outside • Home to the Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP), more than 50 mountains that exceed 14,000 feet and countless miles of uninterrupted terrain, Colorado offers residents and visitors a wide range of options to get outdoors. To help you find your next favorite spot, we talked to brewers and wine experts throughout the state.
Viewpoint: A Cup of Comfort • Why there’s a place for buttery Chardonnay, even if you’re an acid freak.
Chardonnay for Everyone • No matter your budget, there’s a great Chard waiting for you.
Burgundy's Existential Challenge • As climates shift and temperatures warm, the region must reconsider typicity.
Chardonnay Maestros of Napa and Sonoma • At its best, Chardonnay is sublime and sophisticated, with classical elements of freshness and structure, the fruit, oak and acidity all in balance. In Napa and Sonoma, Chardonnay is having a heyday, with many winemakers devoted to mastering it. These are just a few.