It has been apparent to me for a long time that capitalization of the names of grape varieties and wines that are named after them is highly inconsistent. I'm even inconsistent about it myself. Should it be, say, Chardonnay or chardonnay? Having grown up in Mississippi where any kind of alcoholic beverage was believed to be made by the devil himself, this was obviously not a topic covered in public school textbooks.
Is there any authoritative source on this matter that anyone knows
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- posted 15 years ago