Chenin! Chenin! Chenin! – Milwaukee, August 22

 
When: Thursday, August 22
Time: 6:00 pm TO 7:30 pm
Where: Milwaukee

ADDRESS: 2120 N. Farwell Ave., Milwaukee

COST: $30 per person

REGISTRATION: Please call 414-231-9393 or email scott.miner@waterfordwine.com. Credit card required at time of registration.

 

Chenin Blanc is exotic and earthy, mysterious and austere. Chenin Blanc can be lithe or voluptuous, flinty or sweet, still, pétillant or sparkling. Chenin Blanc can be any style of white wine you want it to be. Chenin Blanc is for every palate, every dinner party, every occasion. 

 

Chenin Blanc has been cultivated in the Loire Valley for over a thousand years, but history relegated the grape to the long shadows of French confrères like Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay. After a millennium, Chenin Blanc has emerged, and the world of wine is exulting in all of its beauty, complexity and versatility.

 

Chenin Blanc yields gorgeous dry, demi-sec, sweet and sparkling wines because it buds early and ripens late and because of its high acidity. The Loire Valley gives us Chenin Blancs from Savennières — mostly dry; Coteaux du Layon — mostly sweet; Quarts de Chaume and Bonnezeaux — fabulously sweet; Vouvray — both dry and sweet; and Jasnières — usually dry. The best of these, both dry and sweet, can age for decades. The region also makes Chenin Blanc as a delicious Méthode Champenoise sparkler called Crémant de Loire. Chenin Blanc also acclimates to a variety of regions, beautifully embodying a variety of terroirs. Which is why the world gives us great Chenin Blancs from South Africa to Australia to California and Washington State.

 

After a thousand years, the age of Chenin Blanc has arrived. Explore history’s newest oldest white wine with us. Taste Chenin Blanc with us in all its many and glorious guises. Discover with us the world’s most exciting, most exotic and most mysterious white wine grape.

 

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