ABC is wine speak for “anything but chardonnay.” It’s a sort of backlash against the mind-numbing sameness of commercialized chardonnay. Don’t get me wrong, chardonnay is classic — but leave it to America to overdo it. Egads! It’s everywhere, but there’s hope. There are four basic whites that everyone knows: chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, riesling and … Continue reading This summer, think ABC (or, anything but chardonnay)
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