Monthly Archives: September 2014

The Problem with Pinot Gris

The Problem with Pinot Gris Pinot Gris (and Grigio) has become incredibly popular. Which is weird because fewer varieties suffer from such issues with identity, except maybe merlot, and Riesling Pinot Gris / Grigio. What’s the deal? In Theory it’s like this: In France they ripen the fruit fully, which means the grapes have slightly […]

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“I don’t like sweet wines”

“I don’t like Sweet Wines” The lack of correlation between Riesling and sugar and more generally between sugar and quality in wine “I don’t like sweet wine” – the most common thing I hear when serving wine to people, followed by the justification “too many sweet wines in Australia in the 70’s and 80’s” “Yeah […]

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