One of the most popular white wines on the market comes from the chardonnay grape. This green skinned type of grape originated in the south of France but really did not come into its own until winemakers in California began growing this variety to create their amazing white wines.
Now the most widely planted variety of grape worldwide used in winemaking the resulting chardonnay is a ideal white wine for serving with many meals. Considered by many to be a dry wine this variety pairs well with poultry, seafood, and even some light red meat dishes. For a wine and cheese party Chardonnay will pair up perfectly wit brie, provolone, and gruyere.
To get the most from this white wine it should be consumed from Chardonnay wine glasses to truly enjoy its flavor. These glasses are designed with a wide mouth and tall chimney to direct the wine to the center of the tongue and diffuse the alcohol in order for the flavors to come through.
Wine lovers should look for wine glasses which are made from lead free crystal to add to their stemware holders in order to get the best experience possible from this premium white wine.