Last May, a group of Ontario wine producers headed to the U.K. to take part in the Seriously Cool Chardonnay event that featured the province’s top Chardonnays at a debut tasting held at Canada House in London for wine critics and the trade. The Ontario Chardonnays were tasted … and praised … by such noted British wine critics as Jancis Robinson, Steven Spurrier and Oz Clarke. Buoyed by the success of the London event, British Columbia has now joined Ontario to take on the Big Apple in another Seriously Cool Chardonnay event on March 8th for key wine writers and members of the wine trade. For the upcoming New York City event, more than 100 Chardonnays from Ontario and British Columbia were previewed by a panel of wine experts and 54 top wines were selected. These wines were poured at the Ontario Wine Society’s dress rehearsal last week at the Toronto Lawn and Tennis Club in Toronto. We had a chance to taste and meet some of the winemakers: and principles: before they head to NYC for their March debut on the 50th floor of the prestigious McGraw-Hill building in midtown Manhattan. Ontario makes some very impressive cool climate, Burgundian-like Chardonnays, and other styles including sparkling and Icewines. Good luck everyone!