Pinot Grigio

Pinot gris is a white wine grape variety of the species Vitis vinifera. Thought to be a mutant clone of the Pinot noir variety, it normally has a grayish-blue fruit, accounting for its name (gris meaning "gray" in French) but the grapes can have a brownish pink to black and even white appearance. The word pinot, which comes from the word meaning "pine cone" in French, could have been given to it because the grapes grow in small pine cone-shaped clusters. The wines produced from this grape also vary in color from a deep golden yellow to copper and even a light shade of pink, and it is one of the more popular grapes for orange wine.
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    • Have a Wine Tasting Party!

      Want to conduct your own Wine by Mood tasting? Here’s a little shopping list that won’t fail you – covering all styles. I poured these last weekend at the Gourmet Wine & Food Expo and they were all a hit – because I framed them in their proper context. Start with the bubbly, then if you can pour all 3 whites, then all 3 reds to experience their contrast.

      Billy's Best Bottlesin Cabernet Sauvignon- 6 readers -
    • NJ Wines to Buy for Christmas and New Year’s

      I keep thinking about wines! Which wines to bring to all our upcoming holiday parties? I often buy seasonal wines, NJ wines that I know the host likes or something unique to introduce to everyone. Below are my suggestions of NJ wines to gift or bring to parties for different types of wine drinkers.

      NJ Wine with Me- 6 readers -
  • FOX GORDON FOR WHITE EXMESS ZAP

    … Fox Gordon Charlotte's Web Adelaide Hills Pinot Grigio 2014 $23; 13.2% alcohol; screw cap; 94 points I've probably given too much shit to varieties that end in O over the last few years, but you know, like every other flash in the pan, there are examples that are take your pants off brilliant and the rest are like pizza dribbling down…

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  • Four Value Bottles from Wine.com

    … and zucchini. They all seem to go well with food! Here are the bottles that were sent to us. Each have pretty labels and would look lovely on your table: Tuscan Sun Pensiero This bottle is a 2012 Pinot Grigio from Tuscany, Italy. Pinot Grigios are often acidic but this particular bottle isn’t overly so. It has a round, smooth mouthful with a pleasant…

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  • Holiday Wines – The Bargain White

    … FROM PORTUGAL THE BARGAIN WHITE JM da Fonseca’a Periquita has been an LCBO staple for half a century (honest), and it was recently joined by the winery’s newly created white edition. While the red is naturally traditional in style, the white is bright, lively and modern. Shades of Sauvignon zest, and Pinot Grigio gulpability – the perfect…

    Billy's Best Bottles- 3 readers -
  • #MWWC13 Reminder to Vote!

    …! The Remaining Timeline: Voting Ends: Monday, December 15th, 2014 Winner Announced: Tuesday, December 16th, 2014 The entries: AHughesDustBunny: Being Serendipity binNotes: #MWWC13: Serendipity Cheap Wine Curious: The Ladies Who Lunch Love this Pinot Grigio $8.99 & Pinot Noir $6.99 Dracaena Wines: Serendipity: A Different View The Drunken…

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  • SOME NEW WINES TASTED THIS MONTH --

    … 1.Chateau des Charmes Cabernet-Merlot Old Vines 2012 VQA NOTL, $19.95 winery +222372: a substantial wine made from plots planted beginning in 1983-1985 and then again in 1992-1996. Cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon, and merlot, coming in at 13.5% ABV after time in French oak. Expect medium mocha, cedar, vanilla and cassis, but double…

    Dean Tudor/ Gothic Epicures VinCuisine- 4 readers -
  • Holiday Wines – Unoaked Chardonnay

    … FROM FRANCE CHARDONNAY WITHOUT THE MAKE UP! Lots of folks have been turned off by the excesses in Chardonnay. Too rich, too spicy/sweet – too much make-up. Wines with natural fruitiness and freshness are back in demand – hence the popularity of Pinot Grigio, but you can find similar characteristics in non-oaked Chardonnay. Often along…

    Billy's Best Bottlesin Chardonnay- 5 readers -
  • Holiday Wines – Pinot Grigio

    … into drinking than savouring. My picks over the next week are listed by country so they’re easy to locate in the store. Happy times to all. ARGENTINA/CHILE – REALLY GOOD GRIGIO Pinot Grigio is usually crowd-pleasing and a bit plain – the wine equivalent of easy listening music. However, some producers push the envelope and substitute personality…

    Billy's Best Bottles- 6 readers -
  • TOP 12 SELLERS FOR 2014!

    … Every year we give you our TOP 10 best selling wines. But this year we’re giving you our TOP 12 wines. There were a couple I JUST had to include. Cheers & Enjoy! TOP 12 SELLERS FOR 2014: WV Italian Pinot Grigio WV Chilean Merlot SEL Aussie Chardonnay SEL GSM SEL Italian Pinot Grigio WV Spanish Tempranillo SEL Chilean Carmenere WV Aussie Chardonnay WV Washington Riesling SEL Aussie Shiraz SIS Italian Amarone ECLIPSE Stag’s Leap Merlot Share this post: …

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  • An Early New Year’s Resolution

    … Noir on (so much so that I have declared 4:30 to be #PinotTime on Twitter). Third, I have tried not to (OK, that is a lie), but I have let it slip a few times my relative disdain for Italian wines. Most of the derision has been directed at Italian white wines, particularly my favorite whipping grape, Pinot Grigio. In a nut shell, I do…

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  • Raffaldini Vineyards - Great Italian Wines from North Carolina

    … the sensations are of flowers and minerals and the palate is apple, pear and lemon. Vermentino can be found under fairly intensive cultivation in nearly all the Southern Mediterranean coastal districts from Spain to Liguria and on the two major islands semi-enclosed by that arc, Corsica and more famously, Sardinia. It is also grown in small areas…

    Carlo De Vito/ East Coast Wineries- 4 readers -
  • Valdinera 2013 Roero Arneis, Piemonte

    … Arneis is my favorite Italian white wine. Until recently I had all but given up – Verdicchio and Trebbiano weren’t getting it done for me. They seemed rather bland – and I veered away from Pinot Grigio quite some time ago. A couple years ago I arranged an evening meal at a great Italian restaurant in San Diego for our board of directors. We…

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  • Barboursville Vineyards - assembly line

    … at two different stations as we moved to the right along what seemed like an assembly line. For the red offerings at the next station, we tasted a 2013 Barbera, a 2013 Sangiovese Reserve, a 2013 Merlot, a 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, a 2012 Cabernet Franc Reserve, and a 2011 Nebbiolo Reserve. I enjoyed the Cabernet Sauvignon ($14.99) and Cabernet…

    Wine About Virginiain Cabernet Franc Sauvignon Blanc- 3 readers -
  • Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For December 1, 2014

    … So, like, what is this stuff, anyway? I taste a bunch-o-wine (technical term for more than most people). So each week, I share some of my wine reviews (mostly from samples) and tasting notes with you via twitter (limited to 140 characters). They are meant to be quirky, fun, and easily-digestible reviews of currently available wines. Below…

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