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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  • Barone Montalto Pinot Grigio 2009

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    Light and tasty Read More

    Wine review by montebello8


  • Duck Pond Pinot Grigio Willamette Valley 2007

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    Just had a glass of Duck Pond Pinot Grigio at a restaurant (Beach Café, Kirkland). It was undrinkable. Like tap water with a twist of lemon juice. Server had a new bottle opened which was fresher tasting but still insipidly thin and so dry as to be sour. Read More

    Wine review by willhargr


  • Contadino Pinot Grigio 2013

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    Loved the fizz in this; lovely on its own or paired with pizza or shellfish Read More

    Wine review by LucyNH


  • It doesn't hurt to have a name like Jean Francois when you're breaking ... ... an Italian wine, Cupcake Pinot Grigio, and when I tasted that one, it was like the grand finale,” Jean Francois said. “I was like, 'I love wine!' I wanted to be taught about different wines.” As for pairings of wine and food, Jean-Francois said there's a big differe... Read More

    From the article NFLer Tackles the Topic of Wine


  • Anyone who's seen an episode of The Real Housewives of New York can attest ... Ramona Singer howling for Pinot Grigio. Her affections for the bright varietal may be representative of a general female affinity for white wines – minus the cackling. This past week, the United Kingdom's The Telegraph asked, “Does white wine really send women loopy... Read More

    From the article Women and Their White Wine: The Serum of Craziness?


  • Ck Mondavi Pinot Grigio 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by Ennis1


  • It takes one to know one. This past week, 26-year-old German winemaker ... feature a name like “Pinot Grigio,” they are more inclined to buy it.  Australia, she pointed out, is on the opposite end of the spectrum. “Here I think it's really different,” she told ABC. “In Australia they drink their Australian wine, and not wine of other countries... Read More

    From the article Young German Winemaker Mines the Millennial Mind


  • Bella Sera Pinot Grigio 2013

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    Wine review by roberto123


  • Love 'em or hate 'em, Millennials are the next generation of wine ... ... ... Sauvignon, Merlot and Pinot Grigio were on the list – Huffington Post published a top-down decision diagram sprinkled with pop culture references and playful stereotypes. “Generation Y is not only our now but our future, so we're shedding light on what you should be... Read More

    From the article Huffington Post Wineogram: Hipsters Drink Chardonnay, Adults Prefer Cab


  • New numbers released by The U.S. Wine Market: Impact Databank Review and ... ... from Moscato, Pinot Noir, Pinot Grigio and Sauvignon Blanc.” Photo Credit: _FXR, Flickr Creative Commo Read More

    From the article Bubbly Bolstering US Wine Market, Chardonnay Stays on Top


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