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.
Posts about Pinot Grigio
    • Sicilian Arancini di Riso: Sicilian Rice Balls & Wine Pairing

      Ladies and Gentlemen, allow me to introduce you to…. Sicilian Arancini di Riso These little cheesy crispy delicious fried rice balls are a staple of Sicilian street food and bar fare. You’ll see them from street vendors to nearly every restaurant appetizer list. They were one of the very first things I ate upon arrival in Sicily and I’m sure we had at least one round of aranc ...

      Vindulge- 7 readers -
    • Wining into the New Year...

      After a spectacular case of the flu, the Goddess of Wine and JD are creeping back to health. 2015 started so badly, I have every expectation that things will improve! In the meantime, life - and wine - goes on. This year the plan is to start/finish clearing out the house, sell it, move to the Central Coast, and fully enjoy the wine-y life.

      Goddess of Wine- 3 readers -
  • Friendship Discovery Renewal; Under The Tuscan Sun

    … Best known for her book "Under the Tuscan Sun", Frances Mayes has created a line of wines to compliment her Tuscan Sun lifestyle. Pensiero, a Pinot Grigio that comes from the vineyards of the Dolomites in the Trentino-Alto Adige region of Italy is aged in stainless steel tanks with 5 months on the lees. The color is strawish yellow with aromas…

    Debbie Gioquindo/ Hudson Valley Wine Goddess- 3 readers -
  • ZIOBAFFA: A Wine Inspired by Surfing!

    … ZIOBAFFA: A Wine Inspired by Surfing! Sun, Surf, and Wine! Italy has quite the surfing culture, did you know? When I heard the story behind this Italian wine I was amazed and intrigued that these wines are inspired by the surf culture in Italy. Filmmaker Jason Baffa has traveled the globe with his friends and a film-camera. He creates films…

    Sara Lehman/ Somm In The City - 8 readers -
  • Pennsylvania Wine Society Excellence Results 2014 (PA)

    … was conducted blind using a 20 point scale and the scoring for the top wines was incredibly close which was reflected in the overall quality of the wines. The top 10 wines as presented and tasted: Paradocx Vineyard 2013 Pinot Blanc Conneaut Cellars 2013 Gewürztraminer Seven Mountains Wine Cellars Vidal Blanc The Vineyard at Grandview…

    Carlo De Vito/ East Coast Wineries- 5 readers -
  • Holman Ranch Carmel Valley

    … specializes in Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines. Other varieties made include Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc and a Rosé of Pinot Noir wine. All wines are estate grown. The winery was recently built on the premises and tours and tastings can be arranged. Holman Ranch also has a conveniently located tasting room in the White Oak Plaza on Carmel Valley Road…

    Joe Becerra/ Wine Country Getawaysin Sauvignon Blanc- 7 readers -
  • Tramin Pinot Grigio Südtirol Alto Adige 2013

    … Winery: Founded in 1899 by Christian Schrott, a member of the Austrian Parliament, Cantina Tramin is one of the oldest cooperatives in Alto Adige, northern Italy. The cooperative consists of 250 hectares cultivated by 300 growers; 75% of their production stays within Italy so when you find one of their wines make sure to get it! Philosophy…

    the buddha in your glass- 9 readers -
  • Drinking with your Eyes

    … with a bright citrus finish. This 80% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Grigio blend is crafted via the Charmat method. The Charmat method tends to produce larger bubbles and a less refined taste, but it this case the fullness of the wine’s fruit flavorings are lovely and the bubbles tickle the tongue. The golden colors delight the eye as aromas of white…

    Linda Kissam/ 5 readers -

    … “Wine improves with age. The older I get, the more I like it.” ….. Anonymous Close your eyes and think of Pinot Grigio. Are you thinking of Italy? Are you thinking of a great value, yummy-delicious Italian Pinot Grigio with a short, very un-Italian sounding name, or of another from there that (my opinion) is both overpriced and disappointing…

    Wine Mizer- 6 readers -
  • Back on the Bicycle!

    … I did not include Cono Sur Viognier in my Holiday shopping guides because I’d already mentioned it several times throughout the year. But with a new vintage on the shelves I feel it’s time to remind everyone of this wonder wine. While the newly arrived 2014 is as amazingly good as all the previous ones, it is young and therefore Viognier’s…

    Billy's Best Bottles- 6 readers -
  • A White Winter

    … and demure initially with a waxy lemon nose with just a whiff of oak. The palate is marked by both vibrant acidity and an rich unctuousness, which is rare. This is fabulous. Outstanding. 92-94 Points. 2012 Cornerstone Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc: Retail $30. There are times when you can tell “they got it right”. This is one of those times…

    the drunken cyclistin Sauvignon Blanc Riesling Chardonnay- 10 readers -
  • Sommelier Loves Pairing Wine with PEI Shellfish and Seafood

    Lesley Quinn, Sommelier, Sim’s Corner Steakhouse and Oyster Bar in Charlottetown, PEI Was wine a part of your family’s meals when you were young? I grew up in a small farming community on Prince Edward Island, with two older brothers. Wine wasn’t a part of our meals at home. However, my mother worked in the tourism industry, and she was host to journalists from around the world.

    Natalie Maclean/ Natalie MacLean- 6 readers -
  • Fergalicious

    … that would compliment the wine. As I was pondering her proposal she mentioned the name of the wine: Fergalicious. Fergalicious as in Fergie, the member of the Black Eyed Peas, who also has a solo career of note: Now, I have had a few “celebrity” wines, and although I admit that most of them have been pretty good (Barrymore Pinot Grigio, Miraval…

    the drunken cyclistin Syrah- 4 readers -
  • Celebrity Wine [Part 6]

    …”, as proclaimed on their site. Their most recent wine on the score board is Napa Crest, a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petite Verdot. The company decided to add one more wine to their portfolio, and introduced a first-class product at a more affordable price, offering a new group of wine drinkers the chance to enjoy their wine. This one…

    Wine Ponder in Cabernet Sauvignon Riesling- 4 readers -
  • Third Thursday-Wine World-Jan. 15

    …): Sauvion Vouvray 2013 Duetorri Pinot Grigio 2013 J Lohr Chardonnay “Riverstone” 2013 Gérard Bertrand Pinot Noir 2013 Bertani Valpolicella Ripasso 2012 Murphy-Goode Homefront Red 2011 Here are the detailed wine notes: Sauvion Vouvray 2013 | Loire Valley, France A beautiful Loire Valley Chenin Blanc with floral and mineral aromas. Its bright flavors…

    Dennis Sodomka/ 4 readers -
  • Coming up: Rieslingfeier 2015 in New York City, USA

    …, notwithstanding the beauty and delicacy of the wines. Through the 1980s and ’90s, though Riesling was the darling of wine writers and sommeliers, consumers were unmoved, until the first decade of the new century. Then, in the United States at least, Riesling took off. No, it has not become the new Chardonnay or Pinot Grigio, wines so popular…

    Dr. Christian G.E. Schiller/ schiller-winein Riesling- 3 readers -
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