pinot grigio

noun, often capitalized P&G
pi·​not gri·​gio | \ ˈpē-(ˌ)nō-ˈgrē-j(ē-)ō How to pronounce pinot grigio (audio) , -zh(ē-)ō, pē-ˈnō- \

Definition of pinot grigio

: a dry white wine that is produced in Italy

Examples of pinot grigio in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The pinot grigio is bright, with citrus aromatics like lemon, honey crisp apples, white nectarine, and apricot. Andrea Romano, Travel + Leisure, "Cupcake Vineyards Just Launched an 80-calorie Wine Collection," 7 July 2020 The New York Times Regardless of the ubiquity of pinot grigio and Prosecco, the antiquated notion of Italy as solely a red wine culture retains its tenacious grip on the imagination. Eric Asimov, New York Times, "10 Great Bottles of Italian White Wine Under $25," 21 May 2020 There are forays into Northern Italy for sparkling wines, a few familiar crisp white wines such as pinot grigio, and some classic red wines such as nebbiolo that are not produced further south. James Tidwell, Dallas News, "Sommelier says: 6 Southern Italian wines to try at new Dallas pizza spot," 7 Jan. 2020 For white wine, lean toward sauvignon blanc and pinot grigio. Justin Ward,, "The rules for cooking with wine, and how to make wine-braised beef short ribs," 14 Apr. 2020 Babe sells its pinot grigio, rosé and red wines in cans. Jordan Valinsky, CNN, "Beer is slipping. Here's what Americans are drinking instead," 6 Dec. 2019 Petrucco Pinot Grigio 2018 Friuli Colli Orientali, Italy, $27 In northern Italy, pinot grigio gets serious. Dave Mcintyre, Washington Post, "This $10 pinot grigio will keep you smiling sip after sip," 11 Oct. 2019 On a Monday night, the restaurant was mostly empty but still served up quality chicken manicotti and lemon-caper salmon, which paired well with a crisp pinot grigio. Patrick Connolly,, "Cassadaga: 24 hours in Florida’s ‘Psychic Capital of the World’," 25 Oct. 2019 The six wines - a red malbec and a white torrontes from Argentina, a rosé and a sauvignon blanc from France, and a pinot grigio and a red blend from Italy - are aimed at the casual drinker in their 20s and 30s looking for value. Alfonso Cevola, Dallas News, "Dallas entrepreneur launches Crazy Beautiful Wines brand in big 1-liter bottles," 10 July 2019

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First Known Use of pinot grigio

1971, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pinot grigio

Italian, literally, gray Pinot

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12 Jul 2020

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“Pinot grigio.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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