Surviving a long, cold winter is all about mastering the art of getting cozy, starting with a hot meal and glass of wine. When the temperature drops, nothing beats the smell of something delicious simmering on the stove all afternoon while you enjoy a drink by the fireplace. But if you think boeuf bourguignon and […]
Picture a beautiful Italian vineyard. You’re probably thinking about gently rolling hills, cypress trees with the sparkling blue sea off in the distance. But think again. One of Italy’s best wine regions (and best-kept secrets) is found in the lush Alpine region of northern Italy where apple orchards and vines cling to the mountainsides and […]
After Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio is the second most popular white wine variety in the U.S. When it was first introduced in 1979, its simple, refreshing style succeeded as an uncomplicated alternative to full-bodied, buttery whites — the type that coined the infamous acronym “ABC,” or “Anything but Chardonnay.” Pinot Grigio is the better-recognized Italian name […]
As the seasons change from spring to summer, the universe finds itself in flux. Don’t get swept away with cosmic currents — discover your drinks destiny to see what the cosmos has in store. From star-studded skies to sparkly spirits, here is VinePair’s May 2018 drink horoscope for every sign of the zodiac.
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.