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May Wine - Pinot Grigio
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vote for our next months wine steward(or "ess")
DajaD
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Spryte
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girlichef
37%
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jmgallo
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cwiech
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CulinaryAlchemist
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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 6:04 am    Post subject: Tiamo Reply with quote

Oh, this Tiamo sounds yummy...and I love the label, too Smile
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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 11:39 am    Post subject: Villa Malizia Reply with quote

This time I went for a slightly more pricey wine...slightly.


name: Villa Malizia. Venezie- indica zione geografion tipica (Okay, I think this means it's a typical wine of the Venezie region??? Daja??)

price: $4.99

Year: 2008



Intro: there wasn't exactly an intro, but on the back of the bottle it said: Floral and honeysuckle aromas are accented by flavors of peach and pear.

review: So-so...it was slightly citrusy tasting...kind of blah. Pretty dry and "light" in flavor. I found that I enjoyed it more the day after I opened it as the flavors were able to "bloom". Definitely a pairing wine...not much of a stand alone-type.

Buy again: still, yes. It wasn't horrible, just not that memorable either.

Food pairing: I actually thought it paired with a grilled tuna salad (in a limey vinaigrette, not mayo...It complimented the flavors perfectly and I was actually able to taste floral and citrus undertones in the wine and it didn't overpower the somewhat delicate taste of the tuna.

Well, I have a couple more PG's waiting in the wings, so until next time...Salud!
Smile Heather
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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm quoting the definition for IGT from Wikipedia:

"Indicazione geografica tipica is the second of four classifications of wine recognized by the government of Italy. Created to recognize the unusually high quality of the class of wines known as Super Tuscans, IGT wines are labeled with the locality of their creation, but do not meet the requirements of the stricter DOC or DOCG designations, which are generally intended to protect traditional wine formulations such as Chianti or Barolo. In wine terms, it is considered the rough Italian equivalent of the French vin de pays designation"

Basicly: IGT indicates that the wine is typical for a particular region
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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 3:01 pm    Post subject: thanks :) Reply with quote

Thanks Daja...I always just ask instead of remembering to look it up on Wikipedia or something Embarassed !!! Hmmm, not bad for a $5 bottle of wine.
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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that's ok, I'm just used to looking up things constantly while working - on line dictionary, urban dictionary, Wikipedia.
Oh, God, I wish I could go to bed...
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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 4:05 pm    Post subject: Good!!! Reply with quote

I popped a cork on another bottle of Pinot Grigio today...and my favorite so far!!
name: Bohemian Highway (California)
price: $5.99
year: 2007

I have to post the back label too...love the saying written on it:
intro: ....is zesty and crisp with refreshing aromas and flavors of melon, tropical fruit and cool lemon/lime to finish.
review: YUM! Now this is good...very palatable! Bold and pronounced...it permeates my hold "head cavity". I tasted pineapple immediately..and ended on a citrus note. It kind of leaves a pineapple-melon (pleasant) aftertaste. I can feel its whole 13%...yet I keep drinking.
Buy again: For Sure!
pairing: Well, since it is so strong...I enjoy it as a stand-alone wine. I tried it with some chicken saltimbocca...too many pronounced flavors there, didn't work. I would probably say seafood...nothing with any flavors that hit you in the face though...something mellow that needs a kick in the backside.

The Bohemian Highway wines are ranking very high on my lists in general!
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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2009 5:13 am    Post subject: Barefoot Reply with quote

name: Barefoot- California
price: $1.25 (mini-bottle...these are great for just tasting!)
Year: none listed

Intro: (there's none on the mini-bottle, so I copied it from the regular size bottle) A crisp and refreshing wine with bright aromas and flavors of citrus and fresh green apple. Hints of jasmine compliment a bright, delicate, flavorful finish.
review: I enjoyed it...sort of fizzy on the tongue. It was "to the point", as in all of the flavor was there...not subtle. Dry, fruity with big melony/pineappley flavor on the tongue with a citrus aftertaste. It even looked a bit bubbly.
buy again: Yes
pairing: I'm gonna say seafood, especially tuna again...seems to be a theme with these Pinot Grigios. The bottle also says it would pair well with spicy pasta or pizza...yum!
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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2009 5:30 am    Post subject: 3 Blind Moose Reply with quote

name: 3 Blind Moose- California
price: $6.49 on sale (reg. $8.99)
year: 2008

intro: We think you'll fall head over hooves for our delightfully fresh and fragrant Calirfornia Pinot Grigio... bright citrus, pear and melon flavors.
review: This tastes like a tropical breeze (that's a good thing)! It is light, clean, crisp and full of flowers. At first whiff, it smells very strongly of flowers and I thought that this might turn me off, but for some reason it actually turns me on! Bright, somewhat sweet with pineapple and floral notes resting on your tongue.
buy again: Yes!
pairing: again...a nice grilled tuna steak and salad with a citrus vinaigrette, I drank it with a sandwich- it worked. I think it would go well with a spicy chicken or seafood pasta, as well. I really just enjoyed drinking it alone.
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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2009 7:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi guys! I've been soo bad this month. Not that I haven't been drinking my wine, (hee hee...never accuse me of that!) but I just keep tossing the bottles before I even think about taking a picture or writing something down about them. I've had about 3 different kinds of pinot grigio and only managed pictures of one of them. Rolling Eyes Thank goodness it was the one brand of the 3 that I really enjoyed. Turns out I'm not a huge fan of Pinot Grigio...its..i dunno how to explain it...dry? bitter? Maybe if I had paid attention to pairing, I could've brought out better flavors in the other two...but after a long day at work...cooking dinner...all I was really interested in was gettin my wine on!! LOL

Name: 365 Pinot Grigio Diflora (I didn't realize until just now as I'm reading the front of the label from my enlarged photo that this came from Italy)
Price: $10.00'ish (I think it was on special)
Year: 2007



Inro: I looked and looked but couldn't find this bottle anywhere on the internet. If I make it to Whole Foods this weekend, I'll pick up another bottle and will edit this entry.
Review: Since I drank it about 3 weeks ago....all I can tell you is that I really enjoyed it. Not sweet but not bitter. Not too dry....Just right (why did Goldy Locks and the 3 Bears just come to mind? Shocked Laughing )
Buy again: most definitely
Pairing: I don't think I ate anything with it.

The other 2 wines that I had were Yellow Tail and ummm ..hmm...what was it...shoot, I can't remember. I didn't enjoy them as much. Ooooh...wait! I think the Yellow Tail is at the top of my recycle can cuz I finished it off last night (cooked with it)... quick review coming right up!
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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2009 7:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I gotta get on the ball here... Oh wait I used a bottle of Mezzacarona to cook with... !!!!! Hold on....
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