Grape varieties are the most common way we communicate our wine preferences to sommeliers or shop owners. “I like a Pinot Noir,” someone might say. Simple and straightforward, right? The problem with this variety in particular is that, while Pinot Noir has some classic varietal markers — red fruit, for instance — it can actually taste […]
Considered a lesser red grape in California for years, Pinot Noir shot to fame after the 2004 movie ”Sideways.” Today it’s grown throughout the state, where it works best in cooler-climate areas. California Pinot Noir can be made in a range of styles.
Pinot Noir is produced in almost every region around the world, but it can be difficult to find a bottle that really delivers. It would be a mistake, though, to dismiss all Pinot Noir iterations as rote or predictable. A few regions stand above the rest, such as Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Its wines, including the Grochau Cellars ”Commuter […]
Despite the endless number of grape varieties out there, most wine professionals will agree that Pinot Noir is as good as it gets. Producing mouthwatering wines worldwide, Pinot Noir has conquered the hearts of wine drinkers. Yet regardless of our love for the grape, many questions still remain. We’re breaking down eight of the questions you’ve always had […]
Pinot Noir is one of the most esteemed grape varieties in the entire world. In fact, the most expensive bottle of wine on the planet is made entirely from the Pinot Noir grape! Pinot Noir is one of the most terroir-driven varieties, meaning that it grows nearly everywhere and expresses itself in a plethora of […]
A go-to bottle of Pinot Noir under $15 is almost impossible to come by, especially if the wine says it was made in one of the world’s premiere Pinot Noir regions, like California’s Russian River Valley. What you usually find at the $15 price point is a Pinot that is overly extracted, insanely ripe and sweet, […]
Could there be a more heart-healthy meal than Salmon paired with a delicious Pinot Noir? We don’t think so. Thanks to the Omega 3 Fatty Acids from the salmon and the resveratrol in the wine, you’re not only eating something that’s delicious; you’re also doing something that’s good for your health! And this recipe couldn’t be simpler. […]
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.
We’re all on a constant search for that go-to bottle of $20 red for whatever life throws at us: dinner party, movie night or even just a bad day at work. There’s nothing worse than taking a gamble on a $20 bottle at your local wine shop that ends in disappointment. Fear not. We’ve found […]