Pinot Noir

Pinot noir (French: [pino nwaʁ]) is a red wine grape variety of the species Vitis vinifera. The name may also refer to wines created predominantly from Pinot noir grapes. The name is derived from the French words for pine and black; the pine alluding to the grape variety having tightly clustered, pine cone-shaped bunches of fruit.Pinot noir grapes are grown around the world, mostly in the cooler regions, but the grape is chiefly associated with the Burgundy region of France.
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  • Holiday Wine Picks Not That Tough

    Thanksgiving is a time for family, memories, and sharing great meals. It’s also a time for family squabbles, uncomfortable moments, and shouting matches. Okay, that’s a bit harsh but annually holiday gatherings can have their moments of tension. Why add to the tension by over thinking the menu or the wine choices? Keeping it simple is never better advice than around the holidays.

    Howard W. Hewitt- 2 readers -
  • Fort Berens Estate Winery, BC

    Fort Berens Estate Winery Lillooet, British Columbia When will I learn? Never, ever, ever judge a wine immediately after opening it! These wines came across my desk only a few days ago and, as I was familiar with them, I opened them immediately and started to make notes. Wrong! Almost all wines (there must be an exception) benefit from some measure of decanting and these wine ...

    a chef's journey to learn wine- 3 readers -
  • 8 #ThanksgivingWines for all budgets

    Darlings, it’s been a hectic month, but here’s a reblog of last year’s Thanksgiving wines post. Note that prices may have changed since then, and some of these vintages may be harder to find. May you have lots to be grateful for this year. ¡Salud! It’s the day before Thanksgiving. The day that feels as if no one has gone grocery shopping the entire year.

    Señorita Vino- 1 readers -
  • What Thanksgiving wine to serve?

    … table are often the focal point, don't forget that you can create a special experience with wines before and after the meal. A nice bubbly is a great way to start the festivities, especially with assorted appetizers or finger food. To finish things off, try a nice dessert wine. Something sweet but light, for example a muscat or icewine, should…

    The Wine Cask Blogin Cabernet Sauvignon- 1 readers -
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  • Thanksgiving Wine and Food Pairing Ideas

    …. All the best wishes to you this Thanksgiving. Create fond memories for your family and friends to cherish. Cheers! Some Wine and Food Pairing Suggestions Start the Party Sparkling wines are a great way to start the party and to accompany each course. Brotherhood Winery NV Brut Sparkling Chardonnay - Hudson Valley, New York $12 A thoroughly…

    William Pollard Jr/ Wild 4 Washington Wine- 1 readers -
  • Three Wines--the Key to a successful dinner

    … Muscat which is a nice starter. We are choosing Oregon wines for this part of the meal. Willamette Valley Vineyards 2013 Riesling - $12 Tulatin Estate 2012 Frizzante - $15 Then for dinner, especially a turkey dinner, we like a medium to light bodied red. Our preference is for a Cabernet Franc or a Pinot Noir. This is where we spend our wine budget…

    Robert Doan/ Wine 4 Your Lifein Cabernet Franc Riesling- 1 readers -
  • Our Writers On What They’ll Be Sipping This Thanksgiving

    … get me started) and it’s been amazing to taste what would be considered “everyday” wines that have some age on them. We’ve discovered that Pride Mountain Viognier is amazing with my mom’s chestnut soup, and pinot noir from Oregon’s Panther Creek is a great match with the main dishes. Also, those zinfandel blends from Ridge really go the distance…

    Amanda Schuster/ The Alcohol Professor- 4 readers -
  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    … cousin—died, after a long illness, a few months ago. Wine-wise, I’ve bought a bunch of Jackson Family wines—Riesling, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel. I’m not terribly fussy about what goes on the Thanksgiving table. Just pop a bunch of corks, put the bottles on the table, and let people do whatever…

    STEVE HEIMOFFin Cabernet Sauvignon Sauvignon Blanc- 1 readers -
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