7 reasons to never drink Chardonnay again

Naked Wines Chardonnay

Chardonnay is one of the world’s best-known wines, and it’s popular with wine experts and amateurs alike.

Whether you’re team Chardon-nay or Chardon-yay, here are all the reasons that you shouldn’t be going near the grape… and why each one of them is rubbish!

The Aussies ruined it back in the 80s and 90s

Alf pouring water over a cake

Can’t argue with this one!

The grape had a rough couple of decades: it was watered down, over-oaked and generally mistreated. The poor little guy still deserves love, though.

And it’s as bad as it ever was

Naked Wines Santolin Chardonnay

That’s not strictly true.

This elegant little number from Naked Wines, for example, won a coveted IWC medal just last year.

And if that isn’t convincing enough already, it was also rated 5/5 by James Halliday. He’s Australia’s leading wine writer and critic, so he definitely knows what he’s talking about.

You sound like you’re ordering a footballer’s wife

Victoria Beckham

Now that’s just unkind – they’re lovely once you get to know them, surely.

The same applies to Chardonnay. And just like footballer’s wives, they’re not all the same: grapes from colder climates taste a bit crisper, while those who grew in medium climates are sweeter, like honey or tropical fruit.

It’s a bit like comparing Victoria Beckham and Coleen Rooney.

Who likes Champagne, anyway? Oh wait…

Scrubs' Tuck enjoying champagne

…we love it! In fact 28,000 bottles are sold at Wimbledon alone every year, as it’s the perfect companion to strawberries and cream.

And guess what? You can’t make Champagne without good old Chardonnay grapes. So there.

I’m more of a Chablis guy, though

A glass of Chablis wine

Fair enough – I’ll give you that.

But wait. Chablis is Chardonnay! As are White Burgundy, Limoux, and the great English sparkling wines.

See? All the best things are Chardonnay. Even if the name doesn’t immediately suggest it.

But they’re all still over-oaked… aren’t they?!

Barrels in a wine cellar

Sorry – you’re really barking up the wrong tree here.

Of course there are some rotters, but all grapes have that. Great Chardonnay can be found oaked or un-oaked, all over the world. (Yes, even in Australia.)

Jeesh, you sure love Chardonnay

Grumpy cat hates everything, except Chardonnay

Of course!

It can be crisp like green apples or sweet like honey, depending on which climate the grapes grew in, goes well with plenty of our favorite foods and is also the basis for Champagne.

What’s not to like about that?!

Have we changed your mind? What do you think of Chardonnay?

If you’re still not entirely convinced, why not try one of these recommendations from Naked Wines – they may just change your mind.

Cause & Effect Chardonnay 2015

Normal Price: £15.99
Angel Price: £11.99

The Brave Goose Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2014

Normal Price: £15.99
Angel Price: £10.99

Catoria Western Cape Chardonnay 2014

Normal Price: £17.99
Angel Price: £11.99

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