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May Wine - Pinot Grigio
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vote for our next months wine steward(or "ess")
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Spryte
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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2009 7:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: Yellow Tail Pinot Grigio
Price: I don't remember...maybe $7? 8?
Year: 2008



Short intro from the wine maker about the wine: Flavors: lively green apples and pears. For 3 generations the Casella family has been making wine at their winery in the small town of Yenda, situated in South Eastern Australia. It is there that Yellow Tail is created with a simple purpose in mine; to make great wine that everyone can enjoy.

Review: This wine was ok. A little on the bitter side but not overly so. Chilling is a must!! it really did have an effect on flavor. Toned it down and brought the blend together somehow. does that make sense?
Would you buy again?: probably not.
Wine Pairing Ideas/Recipes:The bottle suggests to enjoy with spicy chicken on a warm summer's evening. I suggest not to eat it with anything sweet (ack). It was great to cook with though.
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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2009 7:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok--I tried two. I'm with Danielle--I don't really think I like them. Maybe it is just me. Rolling Eyes
"Copper straw in color with nice aromas of apples & a touch of spice this wine has an almost rich texture to it with wonderful flavors of apples & a touch of citrus. Great for sipping or with food"

Frankly it was bitter. I'm the only one who tried it though, and I am hoping that my husband will taste it later today. Maybe if I tried it with food and not just the greasy chips I shoved into my mouth when I was tasting it....

At any rate, it was $9.99 and, no, I wouldn't buy it again. I will try some in a sauce later this weekend--maybe that would work.


This is the second one that I tried. I liked the look of the bottle. Very simple, HaHa!



"Our Smoking Loon Pinot Grigio beckons with aromas of grapefruit and fresh sliced oranges, flavors of nectarines, mandarin oranges, and limestone, and a finish of minerals and lemongrass.

This is the perfect wine for a platter of raw oysters dressed with just one squeeze of a lemon wedge, or sliced fresh fruit with Sonoma Monterey Jack cheese. Also delicious on its own, we recommend this Pinot Grigio as a poolside or beachfront aperitif."


This one I tried at dinner club so that I could get everyone's opinion. Only one tried it, the other's went for the red wine...wth? My friend Amy liked it, saying that it was "crisp with a little bite to it". For me it was bitter---is that the "bite"?

Other reviews that I read suggested a taste of grapefruit and that may be why I tasted bitter--not a big fan of grapefruit.

This one was on sale for $8.99 and I don't think I would get it again.





Sorry for the picture quality--I took it with my phone at dinner club.
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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2009 8:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love the label...Good Pinot Grigio!! LOL
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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2009 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, I found it... I had drank it (And used it) when I made Linguine alla Olio Aglio e Asperagi a couple of weeks ago... AWESOME!


Name: Mezzacorona Pinot Grigio
Origin: Italy (yes, I am beginning to think we need this too)
Price$:$10.99 (A little on the high side, but hey, it had to be shipped so the price is higher)
Year:2007



Short intro from the wine maker about the wine:
Sorry, can't do that, cause I already threw out the bottle

Review:
I love this Pinot Grigio,
Color - Golden Honey; the color of vetch honey actually (lighter than clover)
Nose - Full floral and honey on the nose with hints of Zested citrus.
Palate -Silky smooth white flowered citrus, almost an orange blossom or linden blossom flavor, leading to, what I call, star fruit (it's probably the pineapple) and a combination of Orange & Lemon, with hints of juicy grape Grapefruit adding that slight crispy astringent quality that finishes in a little stone, but hinting at what I would call "moss covered stones", cause there is a "Green" factor (not really Grass or Hay) to the stoniness. It's not the Slate of Riesling or the Flint of Sauvignon Blanc

Would you buy again?:
Yeppers, it's one of my favorites.

Wine Pairing Ideas/Recipes:
Linguine alla Olio Aglio e Asperago (Cause asparagus pairs SO well with citrus)
White Truffled Risotto (If there is no Pinot Noir to be found)
Asiago & Basil Omelet (yeah I know, it's Breakfast but Still)
Pastas or Potato gnocchi with Lemon Pepper Cream Sauce
White fish dishes...
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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2009 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey you guys!! Guess what I got! WOO HOOOOO!!! My Penguin Corkscrew. (does the happy dance) ::::::::: <----see my dancing footsteps? LOL

Anyways...I added a wine club and penguin blurb to my blog if'ns ya'll wanna check it out:

http://peacefulcooking.blogspot.com/2009/05/penguins-are-priceless.html
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PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2009 3:58 pm    Post subject: Bella Sera Reply with quote

Hi! Hope everybody enjoyed their long weekend (well, those who had one anyway)...and everybody else enjoyed their regular old weekend Wink

name: Bella Sera Pinot Grigio
origin: Italy
year: 2005
price: $7.99

Intro: Bella Sera Pinot Grigio is crisp and refreshing with citrus aromas and flavors of ripe apple and pear.

review: Nice, straw color. Smooth and almost skunky after first opened. The taste leans toward fermented apples...almost like a hard cider. This definitely mellowed after sitting a day. It became less skunky, but just as "head filling". This was the first that leaned more towards the flavors of apples than tropical fruits for me.

buy again: Yes

Pairing: herbed chicken, mellow pasta and of course, grilled tuna

And can I just say how much I'm enjoying being a part of this wine club!? I had sort of become resigned to the same old couple of wines and this is getting me excited about trying new vineyards & varietals! Hooray for wine! Confused
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PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2009 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here , Here ! Smile Smile Wine Exclamation
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PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2009 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

chefgirl, I'm so glad you reviewed this brand cuz I've seen it but have been hesitant (for some weird reason) not to buy it. The fact that you'd try it again makes me at least want to try it once Smile
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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2009 5:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have two more to review that I tried with my mom and my niece when I was there over the weekend. I was an hour away on my way home when I remembered, I didn't remember packing my notes!

I'll have to have my sister read them to me tonight!
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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2009 6:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="ImStuffed"]Hey you guys!! Guess what I got! WOO HOOOOO!!! My Penguin Corkscrew. (does the happy dance) ::::::::: <----see my dancing footsteps? LOL

....this is me (wining) whining..............Hey, I want a Penguin corkskrew. I love wine, what else do I have to do. Razz
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