Chardonnay Day

Its 21 May. Its International Chardonnay Day. A day to celebrate. Especially during deprivation enforced lockdown but even more so when cool climate Hemel-en-Aarde is your playground. Currently a bit low on fermented grape juice, I have 2 bottles of golden great Chardonnay on ice. Ataraxia and Creation. Both had its content stored in French… Read More Chardonnay Day

Chardonnay Mission

Thursday is International Chardonnay Day! Every year the Thursday before Memorial Day. Now I’ll know when Memorial Day is for what its worth. My preparation has started. Riedel Chardonnay glasses polished, wine thermometer found, Hemel-en-Aarde Chardonnays chilled… what next? Wait I suppose! This afternoon a bottle of Bouchard Finlayson Missionvale Chardonnay 2016 arrived beautifully wrapped… Read More Chardonnay Mission

Classic Chardonnay Celebration – An early Christmas?

My idea of a great time is sipping slowly on a Riedel montrachet glass filled with chilled velvety pale gold Chardonnay.  A full mouthfeel that whispers sweet little nothings to my palate long after the liquid has disappeared.  This is exactly what I did at the Hemel-en-Aarde Classic Chardonnay Celebration.  After three Pinot Noir Celebrations today was the first Chardonnay version.  Pinot… Read More Classic Chardonnay Celebration – An early Christmas?