The Grape Count

In Vino Veritas- "In Wine there is Truth"
Grapes to try to date: 200

Grapes tried: 104
Grapes to go:

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

#49- Pinot Grigio

Best name for a wine ever! And no, we're not really implying anything by purchasing it (wink wink). My mom and I tried this wine at the Rocky Mountain Wine Festival all because of the name and we loved this wine.

The Pinot Grigio is a common white grape and an easy enough to get wine in Canada. So it would be easy for me to head out to the local liquor store and pick up anything. But I'm glad I didn't and held out for this wine. The wine? Middle Sister Drama Queen! How awesome is that name? Too much fun! What's even more fun is reading the back of the label. Along with the Drama Queen wine, I also picked up a Rebel Red (a mixed blend of 4-5 red grapes but absolutely to die for!)

The Middle Sister Winery is located in California, USA and is fairly new to the wine scene. They have 9 wines to choose from and while only 2 have been made available here in Alberta so far, I hope the others make their way here because they are freaking good! And cheap- both bottles were $17.99 at the Rosslyn Liquor store in Edmonton.

Paired with an awesome garlic chicken pizza, the Pinot Grigio was a crisp and easy drink with hints of pear. According to the site, it also has lemongrass but I don't know lemongrass well enough to agree or disagree.

Pinot Grigio is also known as Pinot Gris (or grey) and is actually a purple grape but often a Pinot Grigio wine is white as it is in this instance.  It is not a Pinot Blanc however.

The wine is always a good bet if you're attending a party as it pairs so well with so many things and most people can tolerate a Pinot Grigio. It's usually very easy to drink and comes in very clean and aromatic flavours depending on the region.

Craig also found this wine easy to drink and would give it a thumbs up. The best part of all of this is finding new wines that we can share with our family and friends. First it was Layer Cake wine and now Middle Sister wines! Hard to find right now in Alberta (but Rosslyn has them), I say get out there and pick a few bottles up. You won't be disappointed!

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