There are certain grapes that I rarely gravitate toward. It’s not that I staunchly oppose them; it’s just that there are so many other grapes out there, and I maybe haven’t had the best experiences in the past with all of them. Despite the fact that Pinot Gris, a.k.a. Pinot Grigio in Italy, produces some […]
Italian Pinot Grigio is among the most ubiquitous, catch-all white wines. While Pinot Grigio is in fact the same grape as the Pinot Gris seen most often in Alsace and Oregon, its different spelling portends a different style of wine. A neutral grape, Pinot Grigio tends to be fairly mellow without the sharp acidity of […]
Pinot Grigio is often a wine thought of for porch sipping and garden parties. It’s been poo-pooed as of late as being not serious and over-ordered, and while it’s true that there are some seriously mass-produced bottles on the market, there are also still some stunners. Case in point, Scarbolo Ramato Pinot Grigio.
Over the past couple of decades, Pinot Grigio has acquired a bad rep for itself. After realizing consumers’ recognition of the varietal, many producers jumped onto the PG bandwagon, making mass-produced, low-quality wines to sell at a bargain price. In short, Pinot Grigio became synonymous with crappy $10 magnums of white that your mother purchased […]
Pinot Grigio often gets a bad rap, and for the most part, it’s deserved. Due to its popularity in the world of white wine, much of what’s available to most people at an accessible price is mass- produced, full of sugar, and pretty terrible.
German wine is nearly synonymous with Riesling, but there’s one region in Germany where Riesling is actually a rarity. South of the more famed regions of Mosel and Rheingau, and just miles across the border from Alsace, is Germany’s warmest, sunniest region: Baden.
White wine is white wine, right? Maybe to ”Cab-4-Life” haters. But as anyone who actually drinks a variety of white wines knows, there’s a literal globe of expressions out there. In fact, it would be a lot easier to catalogue our experiences (and have some verbal ammo for the white wine haters) if only the […]
Pinot Grigio can be extremely polarizing. While popular with some drinkers, it is anything but with others. Those who don’t enjoy Pinot Grigio usually throw barbs at the wine that include calling it “simple,” “basic,” and “plain.” And the truth is, a lot of Pinot Grigio can be that way – just a sharp refreshing […]
No matter what your wine tastes are like, there’s a good shot you’re a fan of at least one member of the Pinot family. Pinot, one of the oldest grape varieties, is the mother category for Pinot Noir, Pinot gris/grigio, and Pinot Blanc. Each of these Pinot grapes rock, but are they actually different from […]