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The Basics of Pairing Wine with Food
Did you know that chardonnay wines have distinct styles? According to Chandon Clenard, senior executive chef of performance dining at Stanford University, this variety of wine can take on many aromas. For example, New World (California) style has a rich, full-bodied flavor with buttery and vanilla notes from oak-barrel aging, and Old World (French) style has rich, complex fruit flavors with earthy and mineral notes. Though each variety has a place in your wine rack, Chandon says it’s important to consider the body (aka how the wine feels on your tongue and its overall taste) before choosing the food that pairs with it.
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