The Seriously Cool Chardonnay event, held earlier this month at the McGraw-Hill Building in Manhattan, featured cool-climate Chardonnays from Ontario and B.C. wineries. The Canada-made vino was sampled by more than 80 members of the media and industry insiders as well as a panel of connoisseurs that included Wine Spectator’s Bruce Sanderson, Wine & Spirits magazine’s Joshua Greene and Martha Stewart Living’s Jennifer Sedrow.
“New York wine critics are as tough as those in London, but they reacted to the Canadian Chardonnays they tasted with surprise and delight,” said Tony Aspler, a Canadian wine writer and author. “What impressed them was the minerality and the fine acidity they discovered in the wines — a refreshing change from fruit-driven California Chards.”