Where Chardonnay Originated

By Jeffrey Myers

Too infrequently do people revel in the rich history of Chardonnay. Its history is enough to moisten the palate and enrich the mind allowing people to brilliantly show off its history at parties and social events. Chardonnay is a beverage for enthusiasts and casual drinkers alike allowing all to partake in the elegance of proper drink and elegant socialization.

Origins -
Perhaps one of chardonnay's most interesting characteristics is its origin. Much like its taste the history of chardonnay leaves it to be a mysterious and curious wine. It's most probable origins are from the village of Chardonnay in the Burgundy wine region of southern France. It is from here that its name most likely is derived, much like Champagne is derived from the Champagne region of France. The French ahead of Californians have the wine market cornered and this places Chardonnay's historical background even closer to the heart of the French and the homely quality of belonging to a niche French village allowing for more personality to the name "chardonnay" itself.
Chardonnay's Travel to the United States

Not everyone can travel to France to enjoy chardonnay but rather many will be able to find themselves enjoying it in wine bars in New York City. Chardonnay is a favorite amongst many people inhabiting New York City wine bars, but how exactly did the wine get there? Interestingly the move to the United States came during a craze of cheaply imported wines called "chablis" into the United States. Chablis referred to most of the French dry table wines from the Chardonnay grape in the United States and later the name would simply be dropped to what is now drunk in New York City wine bars as simply "chardonnay".

Classic New York - The classic New York style chardonnay that is being consumed the most actually comes not from a single specific style of chardonnay but from a variety of different chardonnays that are creamy and smooth on the palate and lightly fermented. In America the classifications on wines are more lax compared to the specificity of the French, so sipping a chardonnay in New York is sure to yield different enjoyable results than it actually would in France. This allows for the growth in a number of companies and labels producing different chardonnays enjoyed by drinkers and enthusiasts across New York City wine bars.

Benefits of drinking a New York Chardonnay - Drinking a chardonnay from New York means more flavor in comparison to other parts of the United States. The Chardonnay grape is well suited for the climate of New York, which is cool and allows for a more precise and tasteful ripening of the grape itself allowing for a more enjoyable bottle of wine that cannot be obtained elsewhere in the United States.

Chardonnay's presence and history is such that should be enjoyed globally and in the United States. It's presence historically has left a tasty palate for drinkers alike around the world and provided a rich cultural integrity that can be carried on the shoulders of connoisseurs and casual drinkers alike.

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