Throughout my years in the wine business, especially during in-store tastings as a wine sales consultant, people have asked me if the price really matters. This is a short version of a very long answer.

In this video, sommelier and wine consultant, Annie Shapero compares three Chardonnays to get to the truth about cheap versus expensive wines.

This is part one of a three-part mini series called “Chardonnay Three-Way.”

Does cost matter in wine? Why does wine cost so much? This video will explain what happens when wine leaves the winery to influence the price tag.

We’ll also talk about why that matters to someone like Annie, but not to everyone, and it doesn’t have to!

In the next two videos we will taste them side by side, and lastly learn about wine pairing.

We’ll taste a California Chardonnay, An Argentinian Chardonnay, and lastly, we will taste Burgundy.

Wines featured in the video are:

Bogle Family Chardonnay 2017

Catena Chardonnay 2015

Chablis Premier Cru “Vaillons,” Defaix 2005

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