The Mâconnais, Poised for Rediscovery

The New York Times

THE wines of the Mâconnais region of France are nobody’s idea of a new discovery. Back in the 1980s, when I began drinking a lot of wine, they were a reliable source for fresh, crisp, inexpensive whites, and they have remained so. This has never been truer for wine lovers than it is today, when more people have more access to great wines from more places than ever before. Yet of all the world’s wine regions well off the beaten path, none is farther removed than the Canary Islands.