pinot grigio

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

Definition of pinot grigio 

: a dry white wine that is produced in Italy

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Light-bodied white wines like sauvignon blanc and pinot grigio should be clear with a very pale, light yellow color which indicates the wine is fresh, vibrant and ready to drink. Stephanie Miskew, Fox News, "3 ways to tell if a bottle of wine is bad and what to do about it," 10 Oct. 2016 Where chardonnay and pinot grigio are fairly neutral and predictable in flavor profile, sauvignon blanc has a dramatic stylistic range that can be quite forceful in flavor and is hard to predict from the label alone. Marnie Old, Philly.com, "Great Wine Values: Casillero del Diablo Sauvignon Blanc," 2 July 2018 Usually, such a distinction wouldn’t matter for the RHONY crew; these are women often fueled by pinot grigio, or, on the rare tropical getaway, tequila. refinery29.com, "Did Ramona Singer Finally Have A Breakthrough On RHONY?," 28 June 2018 Among the most popular are pinot blanc, pinot gris (also called pinot grigio by some Michigan winemakers), sauvignon blanc, riesling, gewurztraminer and chardonnay on the white side; or pinot noir, cabernet franc and merlot on the red side. Michael Austin, chicagotribune.com, "Explore Michigan's diverse wine scene, one of the country's most exciting developing regions," 5 July 2018 There are plenty of good wine choices, among them pinot grigio (or gris), sauvignon blanc, gruner veltliner, or a dry riesling or gewurztraminer. Adam Ried, BostonGlobe.com, "Recipes: Four ways to make summer sangria, with or without wine," 19 May 2018 Wine tents around the Fair Ground stock pinot grigio ($7), merlot ($7), sparkling brut ($9) and sparkling brut rose ($9). Todd A. Price, NOLA.com, "What you'll be drinking at Jazz Fest: our guide to fest alcohol," 27 Apr. 2018 From the fertile plains of coastal Venezie to the alpine peaks of Alto Adige, the zone is best known to Americans for its refreshing pinot grigios and piquant proseccos. Marnie Old, Philly.com, "Great Wine Values: Mezzacorona 'Cliffhanger' red blend," 29 Jan. 2018 In some cases, Le Virtù features wines almost entirely unknown by the pinot grigio-drinking masses — but completely worth the discovery. Craig Laban, Philly.com, "Nearly extinct grape of Abruzzo remembered by the glass in South Philly," 19 Jan. 2018

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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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