Saturday, December 12, 2009

Contadino Pinot Grigio Vivace

Trader Joes once again provides a delicious wine at an inexpensive price. The Contadino Pinot Grigio, is OK, drinkable, an adequate white table wine for those who enjoy Pinot Grigio. Last month, I picked up a Contadino Pinot Grigio Vivace, 2007, for $5. A screw top bottle, I was wary at first, but thought "for $5, why not?" Pinot Grigio with a hint of bubbles. It was delightful! Both Dr Desert Flower and I enjoyed it's lightness.

I Googled it, and found others concur (here, here, and here), though I Disagree with Bruce that it could replace "most Champagnes ANY time"... it's not close to a good Champagne, which I've had while visiting the Champagne region of France on a few occasions, but it's good for drinking chilled in warm weather, or with an afternoon snack of cheese.

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