The New York Times – March 12, 2012

In the beginning, there was chardonnay, and it was not good. This was a blow to the pioneering wine producers of Oregon, who regarded their land as a sort of new Eden. Back in the 1960s and ’70s, when the firmament of the Oregon wine industry was created, a lot of chardonnay was planted. And why not? Chardonnay was the single most popular fine white wine among Americans. Read full article