Chardonnay Lovers Rejoice!

Close up image of Chardonnay grapes
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World-wide Chardonnay day is a week from today on Thursday May 26th

If you’d like to participate, following are 5 Tips for participating in #Chardonnay Day from Rick Bakas:

  1. Organize a get together at your home, winery, restaurant or wine shop.  Add it to the list so others know where to go.
  2. On May 26th, share any photos, videos, blog posts or any other stuff making sure to include #Chardonnay in your posting.  You can post on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, WordPress, Plancast, Foursquare, Gowalla or any other social media site.
  3. See what other people are saying by searching “#Chardonnay” on Google,, Tweetdeck, kurrently or Twitterfall.
  4. Get wines like Chardonnay, White Burgundy, Blanc de Blancs (or other sparkling made with Chardonnay) and get friends together to geek out.
  5. Have fun.  It’s like a giant dining room table where everyone can pull up a chair and join the conversation.

As for me, while I’m not a huge Chardonnay fan, I’ve been holding on to very nice bottle of Ridge Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay, and I’ll be popping and pouring that!

Looking for a little something something to pair with your glass of Chard?  Check out these recipes:

Quick and Easy Shrimp Dip (Whole Foods)

Pizza with Le Gruyere and Ham (Whole Foods)

Other stuff that may be of interest:

California Chardonnay: Making A Comeback? (Video from the Daily Grape)