HEAT WAVE: A heat wave is a prolonged period of excessively hot weather, which may be accompanied by high humidity. When the weather tops 100 degrees you need to turn to a crisp, light boded white wine, ideally with lower alcohol. One of my favorite summer wines is Pinot Grigio.
Pinot Grigio or “gray pinot” is the same grape as Pinot Gris, just depends upon where it is grown, and how it is described by the locals.
Here are some of my favorite Pinot Grigio’s (all Italian):
Vie di Romans makes clean, expressive white wines. Their Sauvignon (Blanc) would rival some of the finest Sancerres from France. The Pinot Grigio, has more substance than most, but is crisp, refreshing and enjoyable with/without food. Splurge- Around $30
Incredible VALUE– Barone Fini Pinot Grigio– easy to drink, easy to find. Between $10-$15..
Livio Felluga, Another classic from NE italy. This is my go to Pinot Grigio. Hey, Howard Stern is worth more than $500 million but when he went to visit Jennifer Aniston in the Hamptons, he and wife Beth took this wine to her house. Around $20.
Please share your favorite Pinot Grigio…