The nine most popular types of wine in the UK

7th. Oaked white Chardonnay – 17%

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Chardonnay is the world’s most popular grape for crafting white wine, and is the 5th most widely planted grape varietal in the world. The versatile grape rose to notoriety with UK drinkers in the 1980s, before coming the butt of jokes thanks to an excess of oak and malolactic influence.

But today, the oaked style is still popular with consumers, accounting for a modest but notable 17% of wine those surveyed enjoyed.

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