Thursday May 21st is International Chardonnay Day!
Join Chardonnay lovers,producers & winemakers from around the world by tweeting your favourite pictures of Chardonnay wine,vineyards,culinary experiences and events. #i4C15 #ChardDay
Joining us on the radio show Monday May 18th, 2015 at 10:00am will be the winemaker over at Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery Martin Werner. Martin will fill us in on his personal style when it comes to this grape he’ll tell us about how Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery will be celebrating International Chardonnay Day. Martin will also as a further testament to the magnitude and diversity of this varietal will talk a little about the annual event i4C, which stands for International Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration,now in its 5th year where over 135 wineries from 36 cool climates around the globe have participated since 2011, and over 550 chardonnays have been poured….… now does this grape carry weight or what?
Our subject,narrow, yet very broad, global in scope of importance to many many wine makers, and certainly wine lovers,and drinkers alike…around the world……we will be dedicating this show and honoring one of the most popular and prolifically grown white, wine grape varietals!
Here is a description of the varietal. Can you guess?
I am a white grape, of noble heritage of the species vitis vinifera.
I am planted in over 400,000 acres worldwide.
I can be made in many styles.
I am NOT finicky.
I have a club named after me…the ABC Club.
There are also numerous spas using me as their namesake, and even baby girls are being named after me.
I am so special that I have a special day that has been named in my honor, on which 1000’s of people around the world celebrate my heritage, what I am and the kind of wines I can make.
I am Chardonnay and my day is International Chardonnay Day coming up May 21st, hence our dedication to this illustrious grape here today!