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Tag Archives: Pinot Grigio

• Why I’m turning my nose up at vin de Barrymore

Why I’m turning my nose up at vin de Barrymore

“For a reason that escapes me now, I follow, along with almost five million others, Sean Combs AKA P Diddy, on Twitter. While this week he’s been alternating between sad Whitney tweets and shout-outs to his kids, his usual output is inspirational quotes interspersed with fulsome praises of Ciroc, the vodka brand he is ambassador […]

• Beyond Viognier, California Rhone-style whites

Beyond Viognier, California Rhone-style whites

As Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio remain stuck in monotone, it’s a pleasure to see an ever-expanding roster of West Coast wineries producing Rhone-style efforts – beyond the once-and-again fortunes of Viognier (which we taste separately). In part, it might be because more fruit is available; nearly twice as much Grenache Blanc was crushed in 2009 […]

• In Case You Were Wondering: Where to Buy Booze in the Middle East

In Case You Were Wondering: Where to Buy Booze in the Middle East

The countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council are notorious for their stringent alcohol laws. But while you can’t legally sip a gin and tonic in Saudi Arabia, you can in Dubai — if you have a license, and you’re not Muslim. In Qatar, it’s trickier still: You can only order that glass of Pinot Grigio […]