Pinot Gris

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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    • 2015 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition – Texas Results

      After receiving 6,417 entries from more than 25 states, the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, recognized as the largest competition of American wines in the world and presented by BevMo!, released their results. Following are the Texas wineries who won medals. WineryClassVintageAVAVineyardVarietalPriceAward Becker Vineyards439 A _ Rhone Blends2013Texas Hill CountryPrairie Rotie$21.

      Jeff Cope/ Texas Wine Loverin Syrah- 12 readers -
    • Dine Out 2015: Hired Belly’s $38 list and more

      West Oak, a warm and welcoming addition ($18 menus / $28 menus) The annual Dine Out media preview (organised by Tourism Vancouver) is one of the year’s most anticipated evenings, designed to give media a sense of what’s on offer. The format sounds simple but the execution is complex. A true tour de force, it involves shepherding several large groups of media around town to ...

      Tim Pawsey/ hiredBelly.comin Syrah Riesling- 11 readers -
  • Pinot Noir drives Oregon wine economics

    … Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Riesling, Merlot and Syrah – and thus no cohesive marketing message. Danowski is sensitive to the fact that of his 600 wineries, not all of them focus on Pinot Noir. However, the red grape most famous in France’s Burgundy region definitely drives the train. “We have two dynamics going on at once,” he said. “There are two…

    Andy Perdue/ Great Northwest Winein Riesling- 8 readers -
  • LCBO Wine Picks: Spain + Chile + Argentina

    … World Sauvignon Blanc, check out the Pouilly Fumé from Loire. For those that prefer sweeter wines, take a look at the Riesling from Alsace, or the even more sweeter Ontario Riesling or Alsatian Pinot Gris. Enjoy my wine recommendations for this week. Cheers! Red Wine: AVONDALE JONTY’S DUCKS PEKIN RED 2011 - WO Paarl, South Africa (#383547) (XD…

    Jason Solanki/ Vintages Wine Picks & Reviews- 5 readers -
  • Chalk Hills Estate Vineyards & Winery

    February Winery Spotlight Tasting Event >> RSVP at your local WineStyles << Please join us for a special Winery Spotlight event, featuring Chalk Hill Estate Vineyards and Winery. Chalk Hill Estate Vineyards & Winery Chalk Hill Estate is one of the most spellbinding wineries in California.

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  • Podcast: Wines of Turkey

    … sees oak and has flavors of apple, pear, citrus and pineapple. Okuzgozu - Red grape the word means "eye of the bull'. You will find it produces a medium bodied wine with dark cherry, pomegranate and hints of earth and spice. It is often blended with Bogzkere Bogzkere - Primarily grown in Anatola, this grape produces a full bodied wine…

    Debbie Gioquindo/ Hudson Valley Wine Goddess- 6 readers -
  • Suave Sauvignon Blanc a Washington favorite

    Sauvignon Blanc grapes arrive at Barnard Griffin Winery in Richland, Wash. Barnard Griffin is one of the few wineries left to label the wine as “Fumé Blanc.” (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) Lost amid the clamor for Chardonnay and Riesling is one of Washington’s most delicious and food-friendly white wines: Sauvignon Blanc.

    Andy Perdue/ Great Northwest Wine- 6 readers -
  • Single varietal Spanish wine

    … of Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Nebbiolo, Gamay, Chenin Blanc, Pinot Gris and Gewürztraminer. The viticultural right of assemblage is one of the perks in modern winemaking, propped up by and standing on the shoulders of Bordeaux giants. The blending of grapes in summations to argue that the whole is the proper gross…

    Michael Godel/ Godelloin Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Riesling- 9 readers -
  • Wild Goose Vineyards a highly successful family affair

    …. Between the two of them, it’s been an absolute success.” That success has been in great evidence for the past several years. Since 2006, Wild Goose Vineyards has earned 19 Platinum medals in Wine Press Northwest magazine’s year-end best-of-the-best judging. Of those, 18 have been for such white wines as Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Blanc and Pinot…

    Great Northwest Wine- 5 readers -
  • Larcherhof Lagrein Südtirol Alto Adige 2012

    … is the predominant grape in Larcherhof, and a couple of international varieties such as Merlot and Pinot Gris have managed to be included in the vineyard. Winemaking: The average vine age is 70 years, although many vines are considerably older. “Cultivated close to nature”, the vineyard is farmed using sustainable methods and the grapes are cared…

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  • Kicking 2015 off with wine events

    …, visit Jan. 22-24 – Lots of Crab on the Coast >> On Jan. 22, Trillium Café in Mendocino will have a crab wine dinner with Navarro Vineyards’ wines and, also in Mendocino, Café Beaujolais will create a crab dinner around the sparkling and still wines of Roederer Estate. On January 23, there will be three seatings…

    John Cesano/ John on Wine- 5 readers -
  • 2012 Jolie-Laide Grenache Syrah

    …Scott Schultz's "Pretty-Ugly" project is the result of a path that started at Bouchon, led to Realm and Pax and arrived in an idiosyncratic but appealing place that produces small amounts of Pinot Gris, Trousseau Gris and this wine, from Rossi Ranch in Sonoma... its a super-taut, foot-crushed, acid driven and elevated experience that includes some…

    Andrew Wells/ Wells On Wine- 6 readers -
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