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Chardonnay is a usually dry, white wine that goes well with shellfish or poultry. It can even go well with a light meat dish of red meat. Brie, Provolone or Gruyere make good cheese pairings.

Some chardonnays can age for 5-10 years but most should be drunk immediately.

Chardonnay can taste sour or sweet depending on how the Chardonnay grapes are grown. The grapes are primarily grown in California, however, they are now widely grown in Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. Chardonnay grapes grown in warm climates tend to be full tasting and flavorful, while the grapes grown in cooler climate have longer growing times and subtle tastes.

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