Story by Sarah Robertson
Chardonnay is the most used white wine grape worldwide with plantings from Australia to France to California. The complexity of the wine will be determined by the techniques employed by the winemaker and can vary from light and fruity to nuances of smoke and spice from the oak barrels used during fermentation.
One quite popular food-friendly Chardonnay we can also recommend is Washington State’s Chateau Ste. Michelle. This wine is refreshing with lots of bright apple and soft oak nuances. It would be perfect served with delicate foods like grilled fish or even a risotto filled with crisp vegetables. Fruitier chardonnays are also delicious alongside fresh sushi. This would be a great wine for larger gatherings because it is affordable by the bottle or by the case.