EP 2 Episode 2 – Pinot Grigio

Pinot Grigio is an often over-looked wine. In this vlog entry, we take a look at 5 good Pinot Grigios and rank them in price/value order. Let us know what you think of the final score!

2004 Borgo Dei Vassalli Pinot Grigio

Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio

2004 Monteflor Velio Pinot Grigio

2004 Lorenzo Rive Di Giare Pinot Grigio

Feudi De Romans Pinot Grigio

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Local Cellar

Great advice! People especially appreciate the price considerations. Nobody should be overpaying like that for a wine!

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  • A dumb Rhine king

    Interesting tip about the Pinot Gris, btw. Grigio is one that I haven’t explored too much. I’ll have to try some more this year.

  • A dumb Rhine king

    Interesting tip about the Pinot Gris, btw. Grigio is one that I haven’t explored too much. I’ll have to try some more this year.

  • Johannes Keppler

    Something that I think you should have emphasised early in this episode is that pinot gris and grigio are the same grape (and that gris is French for grey, and grigio Italian for grey)

  • Johannes Keppler

    Something that I think you should have emphasised early in this episode is that pinot gris and grigio are the same grape (and that gris is French for grey, and grigio Italian for grey)

  • TommyB

    Hi Gary; I’m revisiting your earliest episodes starting with 1! Will watch 1 a day if poss counting upwards – my mission? To watch every one of course! Can’t believe it’s gone to over 600 – great news my man! Keep em going, you’ve been an inspiration and an eye opener for me and I;m learning from you all the time. Big respect and I’ll hopefully see you in the wine world in a couple of years! Tom, Plymouth, UK.

  • TommyB

    Hi Gary; I’m revisiting your earliest episodes starting with 1! Will watch 1 a day if poss counting upwards – my mission? To watch every one of course! Can’t believe it’s gone to over 600 – great news my man! Keep em going, you’ve been an inspiration and an eye opener for me and I;m learning from you all the time. Big respect and I’ll hopefully see you in the wine world in a couple of years! Tom, Plymouth, UK.

  • Brian Johnson

    Nice quick show with a little more education than #1. I do enjoy how presently (#678) you take more to smell and taste the wine. Seems like each wine got about 15 seconds with you in this episode. But sometimes that first impression is going to be the only one you get so you have to make the best of it which the top ranked wines did.

  • Brian Johnson

    Nice quick show with a little more education than #1. I do enjoy how presently (#678) you take more to smell and taste the wine. Seems like each wine got about 15 seconds with you in this episode. But sometimes that first impression is going to be the only one you get so you have to make the best of it which the top ranked wines did.

  • wayno da wino

    Yo G, These old Episodes are soooooooo much Fuuuun to watch again, I
    can’t stand it!!!! :) Wow, wanna get some Pinot Grigio PRONTO!!!!!

  • wayno da wino

    Yo G, These old Episodes are soooooooo much Fuuuun to watch again, I
    can’t stand it!!!! :) Wow, wanna get some Pinot Grigio PRONTO!!!!!

  • John__J

    Hey Gary,
    would like to request a vin jaune or a charbono tasting episode.

  • John J.

    Hey Gary,
    would like to request a vin jaune or a charbono tasting episode.

  • http://www.kenmoorhead.com Ken Moorhead

    “…the DOC’s, the ITG’s…” the Snoop D-O Double-G’s and the group that said *expletive* the police!

    Like your excitement at the end of the episode. The sweater makes you look like a huge dork though.

  • http://www.kenmoorhead.com Ken Moorhead

    “…the DOC’s, the ITG’s…” the Snoop D-O Double-G’s and the group that said *expletive* the police!

    Like your excitement at the end of the episode. The sweater makes you look like a huge dork though.

  • Waits

    The Santa Margherita Killer… Clonk, Clonk, Clonk… That Was The Top!

  • Allan J

    The Santa Margherita Killer… Clonk, Clonk, Clonk… That Was The Top!

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  • corkscrew

    Going through the oldies…what a difference.. I don't have to turn the volume all the way down with the intro, he's wearing a yuppie sweater, no QOTD, not calling it sniffy sniff..not a PG fan (I refer to it as Pinot Grisly), not enough there to keep my palate interested. http://www.winelx.com

  • usurani

    Wow! comparing this one to the newer videos, what a difference! Hardly any reference to different fruits and other tastes. Gotta say that Gary V definitely did his homework since his show started.

    By the way, come to Virginia Tech!

  • hokiewino

    wow these older episodes are very different from the newer ones! I kept waiting for “because you, with a little bit of me…” I haven't been a big fan of pinot grigios in the past though, maybe they deserve another shot.

  • http://twitter.com/Dominic_Sicotte Dominic Sicotte

    You are absolutely right about the “fancy Pinot Noir lovers” that talks about Pinot Gris as a “small grape” until you throw them in the face that Pinot Gris comes from Pinot Noir… I love the look in their eyes!

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/P6Q7W6SAPBXFDB6CJQONIPGD2I Allan

    Pinot Grigio is a great varietal, which is value driven, at most times. Nice klonk klonk action, GV.

  • Jeremy

    When you mentioned the marketing strategies with Santa Margherita, it brought to mind a funny memory. I used to work in a restaurant that had a celebrity chef from Top Chef, and after the show, Santa Margherita and the restaurant went into a marketing partnership. The best part is that when the Italians came in, they were offended if we offered them this Pinot Grigio. Just thought I?d share that with you. I agree with you when you say that exploring different wine is a lot of fun, especially once you find a new varietal, and know what to look for. Pinot Grigio for me is all about the balance between the acidity and the fruit. Sometimes you find Pinot Grigios out there that are like water.

  • Anonymous

    Not a big Pinot Grigio fan but its great to see that a couple years after you started rolling the drums girls in Mtl were all dinrking Pinot Grigio, good insight man, impressive

  • Anonymous

    I love how you said “I’m going to keep it light like always” even though it is only your second episode!
    I think Santa Margarita has lost its grip in the last Five years. maybe you changed the ‘Pinot grigio world” who knows!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=898480550 Samantha ‘Twyst’ Vraa

    Wine has always been something that I want to explore, hopefully you can be a guide at VT!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1563600162 Krishna Patel

    come visit us at Virginia Tech!

  • Anonymous

    The association between the pinot noir and the pinot gris grape very enlightening!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=630276710 Luca Bercelli

    89/100

    line of the day -‘Bottleshock…it’s real’

    No scores, no sniffy sniff, no rinsy rinse and no QOTD but plenty of Gary on a leash…just waiting to explode in future episodes. fun to watch

  • http://twitter.com/LocalCellar Local Cellar

    Great advice! People especially appreciate the price considerations. Nobody should be overpaying like that for a wine!

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