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Pacific Chardonnay

Cool Impressions from California & Oregon’s Coastal Hills

top photo by: Nick Mrozowski

Thirty years ago, when we first started tracking wine in restaurants, chardonnay was the dominant force. At the time, it represented 44 percent of the most popular wines in America’s top dining rooms; now, it has retreated to 8 percent.

Sommeliers, once furiously stocking the big brands, now treat chardonnay…

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This story appears in the print issue of October 2020.
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