The Ultimate Winter White - Chablis

Chablis, from the very northern end of Burgundy, is just about the hottest white wine in the world right now -- and it's the perfect gift for a wine lover looking for something piercing and pure an dfull of terroir, or who loves Chardonnay "but nothing too oaky."

After having spent forever in the shadow of its famous cousins from the Cotes de Beaune (Meursault, Chassagne Montrachet and Puligny Montrachet, most of all), the region has become a bit of a darling of folks who love white wines that don't wear any makeup: no oak, no fancy techniques; just beautiful fruit and glorious kimmeridgian minerality.

The wines range in price from decidedly every-day, to definitely special occasion. But no matter the price you'l have a true wine of terroir that will elevate any meal or make a great apperitif.