Pulled pork bao buns and a Pinot Gris + Riesling + Gewurtztraminer white blend, what’s not to like about that combo.
I didn’t realise how easy and quick bao buns are to make at home, I think I’ll be making these more often plus this bottle of Empirica by Castelli Estate Wines 2018 Fiore Del Campo made an excellent accompaniment and likewise so did the spicy potato pizza we enjoyed with the other half of the bottle for dinner. Continue reading →
When we visited the Blue Gables Vineyard cellar door earlier this year they were sold out of this sparkling wine made with Chardonnay and Pinot Gris grapes – I was guttered as I really wanted to try it!
Recently I came across a bottle of it at The Hunting Ground in Sale for $40 and I couldn’t resist. I have to admit, I thought the $40 price tag was a bit steep initially, however, after trying it, I’ll definitely be buying it again! Continue reading →
Introducing the 2018 Clementine Blushing Minnie Pinots from Logan Wines. This juicy red wine is a blend of whole bunch fermented Pinot Noir (70%), Pinot Gris fermented on skins (20%) and Pinot Meunier (10%).
Pinot Gris is extremely popular in NZ compared to Aussie I’ve noticed. If you compare the PG section in an NZ supermarket (oh the normality of getting vino and food in the one shop) to an Aussie one, the latter is well smaller.
Personally I love a good Pinot Gris and there are some stunning Australian made ones. It is a white wine grape however the fruit is a greyish-pink colour which is why ‘Gris’ translates to ‘Grey’.
Did you know… Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio are the same grape variety? The different names refer to the different styles of wine this grape variety can be crafted into. Google it for more info.