How would you know if Cheddar Style cheese from Wisconsin compares to the Real Cheddar unless you have tried Cheddar from England or Ireland first? The same rule applies to wine. Before you try Pinot Grigio from Italy, try Pinot Gris from Alsace first. Why drink American Chardonnay usually blended and loaded with vanilla, butter, […]Read More Try Grape Varietals From Their Original Home First!
YES!! This Is Pinot Gris/Grigio Grapes!! Yes Pinot Grigio Drinkers! Pinot Gris first of all is the same grape variety that in Italian is pronounced Pinot Grigio. Secondly, Pinot Gris (Gray) Is a grayish colored RED SKINNED Grape. That white wine you order constantly is made from the juice of a Red Skinned Grape! That […]Read More Is It Rosé? Is it Orange Wine? Is It Red Wine? No! It’s Pinot Gris/Grigio!
South Tyrol better known to Italians as Alto Adige includes part of the Dolomites. Austrians in German call that area Süditrol. Italians say they feel like they are living in Italy but feel like they are Austrian. It used to be considered part of Austria right up in the Alps. Either way there is […]Read More Monasteries Make Great Wines!
Consumers of wine will sometimes turn down assistance from a sommelier or wine specialist because they don’t want to bother you for an “Everyday Wine” which to them means $9.99 or under and they believe their only options are for generic supermarket brands that are large production wines. They couldn’t be further from the […]Read More Everyday Wine…At Everyday Prices!
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 […]Read More So Many Italian Whites Other Than Pinot Grigio
I and every other wine expert in a retail shop must get this question at least 25-30 times per day. The problem is there isn’t a simple answer. It would be rude to answer the question “Where are your Pinot Grigios” by saying… “Everywhere in the store” So let me break this down and explain […]Read More Excuse Me Sir..Where Are Your Pinot Grigios? Well..This Aisle This Aisle And This Aisle!!
I would have to say that currently Pinot Grigio is overtaking Chardonnay in Restaurants and Wine Bars across America as the number one consumed white wine. Pinot Gris (pronounced Pee-No- Greeee) was actually first discovered in Burgundy, France but most people know the grape from Alsace, France. The word Gris (Gree) means Grey in English […]Read More Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio. Same Grape, Different Taste!
To be honest,most wine tasting events are a waste of time and a waste of money and boring. Let me tell you how I really feel lol. Most of these events the wines are furnished by big suppliers and big distributors and the never ending cycle of getting you loyal to a brand starts and […]Read More The Only Wine Event I Go To!