pinot grigio


pi·​not gri·​gio ˈpē-(ˌ)nō-ˈgrē-j(ē-)ō How to pronounce pinot grigio (audio)
often capitalized P&G
: a dry white wine that is produced in Italy

Examples of pinot grigio in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web White wine fans will find an extensive selection of chardonnays, pinot grigios, sauvignon blancs, and everything in between. Kate Dingwall, Peoplemag, 17 Aug. 2023 So many laurels hung around one’s neck can easily become heavy, but Mitchell has welcomed all of this fanfare with an amused lightness — a shimmy, a chortle and a fresh round of pinot grigio. Lindsay Zoladz, New York Times, 11 June 2023 Drinks: Braxton Brewing Co., cabernet sauvignon, rose, pinot grigio and Olipop. Victoria Moorwood, The Enquirer, 30 May 2023 Who said pinot grigio and healing can't go hand in hand? Perri Ormont Blumberg, Travel + Leisure, 10 Feb. 2023 Sokol Blosser’s estate pinot gris is a reminder that this grape and place combine to create a unique style, with more depth and body than Italian pinot grigio and less weight than the pinot gris of Alsace. Dave McIntyre, Washington Post, 29 Dec. 2022 Someone poured her a glass of pinot grigio. Christopher Reynolds, Los Angeles Times, 18 Apr. 2023 Many points go to the person who named a pinot grigio, peach puree, and strawberry cocktail the Resting Spritz Face. Globe Staff,, 12 Apr. 2023 This style of pinot grigio was called Ramato. New York Times, 22 Apr. 2021 See More

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Word History


Italian, literally, gray Pinot

First Known Use

1971, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pinot grigio was in 1971

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“Pinot grigio.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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