Tag: Pinot Gris

Meet the Whites: Chardonnay

Some would consider my not covering Chardonnay first heresy–I say it made just plain good sense. Chardonnay is something a lot of people drink because they recognize the name, not because they necessarily like it. It’s on every wine list and every hotel and restaurant has their house white which is probably 9 times out […]

Meet the Whites: Pinot Grigio

We’re going to kick off this trip down the white wine aisle with a look at the easy-to-drink, easy-on-the pocket book Pinot Grigio. In Northern Italy, as this bottle shows, it’s called Pinot Grigio but in Alsace, France, where it grows especially well, it’s known as Pinot Gris (pronounce GREE). And, yes, it is a […]

The Bliss Factor 2011

We’ve all been waiting for the results and here they are! After countless sips of wine and who knows how many oysters, the Pacific Coast Oyster Wine Competition has come to an end. Judges in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Seattle picked those wines they felt best met “the bliss factor.” This year’s list is […]