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Chardonnay Day

Uncork, unwind, and celebrate Chardonnay Day! Pour yourself a glass of this iconic wine and toast to the classic beauty of the Chardonnay grape.
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May 23
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Toast to the beginning of summer and the grand tradition of viticulture with a glass (or two) on Chardonnay Day, May 23! This day is set aside to celebrate one of the world's most popular grape varietals. The humble Chardonnay has made a global journey from its origin in Burgundy, France, to be cultivated in various regions across continents. Now it’s time to honor its rich history and contribution to the world of wines. Remember, whether you love your Chardonnay oaky, buttery, fruity or crisp, there's a perfect glass out there just waiting for your toast on Chardonnay Day! Raise your glasses and let the celebrations begin!

History of Chardonnay Day

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<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1560</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Origin of Chardonnay</div><div class='timeline-text'>Chardonnay originates in the Burgundy wine region of eastern France.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1800s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Global Cultivation Begins</div><div class='timeline-text'>In the 1800s, the cultivation of Chardonnay grapes starts spreading to other countries including Australia and America.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1976</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>The Judgment of Paris</div><div class='timeline-text'>A Chardonnay from California beats its French counterparts in a blind tasting known as the "Judgment of Paris," putting Californian wines on the global map.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2009</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Chardonnay Day Celebration</div><div class='timeline-text'>Chardonnay Day is celebrated for the first time, it quickly becomes a global celebration recognized by wine enthusiasts worldwide.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>Present</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Global Celebration</div><div class='timeline-text'>Every year on May 23, people around the world celebrate Chardonnay Day by enjoying a glass of this versatile wine.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate Chardonnay Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Hold a Chardonnay tasting party</h3><p class='facts-text'>Invite your friends, pop open various bottles of Chardonnay from different regions, and enjoy the variety of flavors this remarkable grape can offer. Share about the specificities of each wine and why you like them to make the party even more educational.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Create Chardonnay-infused dishes</h3><p class='facts-text'>Wine isn't just for drinking; it can also be used to enhance meals. Create a Chardonnay-infused menu for the day, with dishes like pasta with a Chardonnay sauce or poached pears in Chardonnay. Your guests will appreciate the innovative use of this beautiful wine.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Go on a virtual vineyard tour</h3><p class='facts-text'>Many vineyards offer virtual tours, where you can explore their vast land and learn about the process of making Chardonnay right from the comfort of your home. Enhance this virtual trip by having a bottle of their Chardonnay at hand to sip throughout the tour.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Set a Chardonnay day photo challenge</h3><p class='facts-text'>Host a photo challenge amongst your social media friends where they post pictures related to Chardonnay, be it a picture of their favourite bottle of Chardonnay, a creative shot showcasing their Chardonnay glass, or even a gourmet spread to be enjoyed with Chardonnay. It's a fun way to engage with others and share the love for this grape variety.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Make Chardonnay slushies</h3><p class='facts-text'>As the summer heat moves in, a refreshing idea is to make Chardonnay slushies. Blend together some frozen fruits like peaches or strawberries with your favorite Chardonnay. This creative twist on the regular glass of wine is sure to impress your friends and perfect for a hot day.</p></div></div>

Why We Love Chardonnay Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's perfect for summer relaxation</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>As the summer months roll in, Chardonnay Day is the perfect opportunity to relax and unwind with a cold, refreshing glass of your favorite Chardonnay. Whether it's fruity, oaky, buttery or crisp, there's no better way to toast to the beginning of summer!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It promotes exploration and learning</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Chardonnay Day encourages us to step outside of our comfort zones and try new varieties of Chardonnay from regions around the world. It's a great opportunity to learn about different types of Chardonnay and their unique properties. Plus, you can even incorporate it into your meals with Chardonnay-infused dishes!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's a day devoted to celebrating an iconic wine</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>The humble Chardonnay grape has made a huge impact on the world of wine. It's only fitting that it has its own day of honor. Chardonnay Day is a perfect occasion to pay tribute to this iconic wine, its rich history and the joy it has brought to wine lovers around the globe!</p></div></div>

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