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is white wine low carb?

what is white wine?   When looking for that next bottle of wine, it might be hard to choose. The multitude of white wine varieties can make even a seasoned wine drinker’s head spin. White wine can be made from either red or white grapes. The only difference is that white wines are fermented without the skins. Grapes are harvested, destemmed, and then sent to press to extract the juice. During the press, some fragments of skin might get let behind and this is known to us as sediment. If the wine goes unoaked, the fermented juice is racked and bottled. If a winemaker prefers an oaked style, the fermented wine is aged in barrels where malic acid is converted into...

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what kind of wine is pinot grigio?

what does it taste like?  Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio are interchangeable! Pinot Gris implies a fruity “French” style from the region of Alsace while Pinot Grigio suggests an Italian style dry white wine. There are three main types of Pinot Grigio. Minerally & dry, fruity and dry, and fruity and sweet! Minerally and dry Pinot Grigio is most famous from Northern Italy, though it's grown across a wide variety of both old world and new world wine regions as well including California and Oregon in the United States, as well as world wide in New Zealand, Austria, Germany, and Switzerland. The mountains are a powerful force on the white wine grape variety and keep their high acidity. Fruit-driven style...

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pinot grigio vs chardonnay: what's the difference?

pinot grigio how is it made?  We may have mentioned that Pinot Grigio wines come from a varietal mutation of the red wine Pinot Noir grape. Although this variety is considered distinctly Italian, the grape in fact hails from France where it’s called Pinot Gris -- the gris meaning grey in reference to those recognizable blue-gray grapes. Even though Pinot Grigio is a white wine it’s made with a red grape, not a white grape. It’s only made white by discarding the thin skins and pressing just the juice inside. Thus that pale golden color Pinot Grigio is known for is left behind -- no stems or skins here! Northern Italy still dominates the global production of this grape. Though...

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what is sauvignon blanc?

Sauvignon Blanc originated in the Loire Valley as early as the 1500s. The name “sauvignon” derives from the two French words: sauvage (wild) and vigne (vine). This name paints a perfect picture for the vigorous growing plant and shape of the grape vines that produce sauvignon blanc. Sauvignon blanc was quite the traveler. It spread to the Bordeaux region where it spontaneously crossed with cabernet franc creating the very well known cabernet sauvignon. This all happened before the mid 1750’s but wasn’t discovered until 1996 at the University of California, Davis. Who would have thought that a red grape would have a white grape as a parent?! Sauvignon blanc vines develop buds late and interestingly enough they also ripen early....

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what is pinot grigio?

Did you know Pinot Grigio is the second most popular white wine for wine drinkers in the United States? Pinot Grigio is the Italian name for this wine but you may hear this varietal referred to as Pinot Gris in the U.S. and France. Don’t be confused… they’re the same thing! It’s crisp, dry, light, and has a hint of acidity to make it delicious and zippy! Pinot Grigio’s punchy acidity can have tasting notes of fruit flavors like lemon, lime, honeysuckle, and green apples. While most believe Pinot Grigio originated from Italy, it’s actually from France. It’s a mutation of the red grape variety, which is Pinot Noir, its red wine counterpart. The skins are not green like other...

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