So Many Italian Whites Other Than Pinot Grigio


Going back to my days on the Radio and Training Servers in Restaurants I still use Writer’s Embellishment to get my POINT across. After watching this video at least you will get the message that there is Way Way too much Pinot Grigio from Italy on the American Market but NO there are not 29,000,000 or 3,000 lol but there are about 50-60 other options. Also I always referred to the region in the Veneto where all the Basalt (Lava Rock) terroir is as the “BASALTIK REGION” but it really is till just the area of the Veneto where this type of Rocky Soil adds so much Minerality to the wines. 

Main Point Of This Vlog

Most Americans were so excited when they could walk into a Restaurant or Retailer and instead of asking for yet another bottle or glass of CHARDONNAY that they were introduced to Pinot Grigio and it sounded so sophisticated it has become synonymous to White Wine as Advil is to Ibuprofen. Even Italian Wineries are so frustrated from all regions that they make so many of these White Wines from ancient white grape varieties and yet the American Marketplace just keeps demanding Pinot Grigio. If you ever go to Umbria and the Region of Orvieto you will get to taste some of the most delicious White Wines Italy has to offer. Grechetto and Trebbiano and a blend of Malvasia, Drupeggio, Verdello and Canaiolo bianco grapes. Grechetto is valued for the fruitiness and weight that it brings to the wine; some of the most highly rated examples of Orvieto have a high concentration of Grechetto. This is so much more complex than any Pinot Grigio. So please if local in Florida ask your ABC Fine Wine & Spirits Wine Specialist to introduce you to some of these wines. If not local, you can always contact me via email or if you are a Blog follower via text or FaceTime or What’s App and I will gladly recommend something. I promise you will be more than pleasantly surpirsed. 

Grape-fully yours, Larry 

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