Pinot Grigio

Common synonyms: Pinot Gris, “white Pinot Noir,” (but not to be confused with Pinot Blanc, which is another grape entirely), Pinot Beurot (France), Rulander (Germany), Tokay d’Alsace,  

Parentage of the grape: Burgundy as Pinot Gris in the 1300s. 
 
History of the grape: Pinot Gris was planted in Burgundy, France as far back as the 1300s. It then spread through Europe, via Alsace, Switzerland and into Germany, eventually making it to Italy, where it was given the name Pinot Grigio. When Phylloxera hit Burgundy, Pinot Gris with its original characteristics was wiped out and the hybrids grafted with American stock to save the vines were never the same quality, so crops were left to mostly die out. But in the Alsace region, Germany and Italy, the hybrids fared much better and the grape was able to thrive. It was brought to Australia in the 1830s by James Busby, who is credited with being the “Father of Australian Wine.” It was eventually brought over to Read more »

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  • Let it be said that I purchase most of my wine at Total Wine & More.Here's how I do it and I am usually 95% satisfied with ALL of my purchases.I decide on the varietals I need first then shop in my price range for the highest rated and my tried and true favorites on Total Wine & More Website. From dry to sweet, white to red and to heavy cabs fro... Read More

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  • I guess ALSACE STYLE PINOT GRIGIO will be ideal!  Read More

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  • well, I have indian food somitimes, thanks to my Indian friends, but I'm ... Riesling with dosa or maybe Pinot Grigio with samosa...don't have ideas for west-indian meats.... should be some italian reds to compensate wide aroma of spices)) maybe even Australian, cause you will miss most of the aroma and it's cheape Read More

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  • I did not think PINOT GRIGIO with the Samosa....good idea, APELSECS!  Read More

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  • Joel Gott Oregon Pinot Gris 2015

    Snoothrank:

    Made like a cali chard, ripe, lighter acidity and has seen a touch of wood. Tasty just not up my alley. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Ponzi Pinot Gris 2015

    Snoothrank:

    OK. Not impressed at the price point. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Della Scala Pinot Grigio 2014

    Snoothrank:

    About $8 crisp light Pinot Grigio, elegant finish a blend of white fruit and minerality, I can see drinking this outdoors on a hot summer night, nice wine Read More

    Wine review by joebernardinoATyahoo


  • Amour here......YEAH!!!       WELCOME BACK DEAR ... ... all love Pinot Gris / Pinot Grigio (Italy). I served a group of them some really cheap Pinot Grigio and they were asking for more.......they all got an extra bottle to take home!  It was CUTLER CREEK PINOT GRIGIO COLOMBARD! Read More

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  • I'll let OT comment on your Explorer conundrum.  ;-)Look forward to ... ... impression is that the pinot grigio thing in North America and even Europe peaked a while ago. But I have no direct access to industry stats on its sales by market right now, so maybe it's revived, for all I know. Is what she/they drink mostly that Italian (mostly) pl... Read More

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  • I have actually missed not being on the Snooth forums for some years, not sure what happened but when Snooth stopped working on Explorer [well on my laptop anyway, I lost a bit of momentumBut I am still doing a lot of work in the wine industry and enjoying plenty of great wine.I am located in Adelaide South Australia and home is only an hour fro... Read More

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