Wednesday, April 13, 2011

San Angelo Not Santa Margherita

Dr Desert Flower enjoys white wine, as the reds I enjoy tend to give her head aches. One favorite we've found is the San Angelo Pinot Grigio.  It's a delicious Toscana Pinot, and it is generally 1/2 or 2/3rds the price of the overly popular Santa Margherita, who has disproportionate name recognition and therefore, price gouging by restaurants and shops who take advantage of people who don't know much about wine but drank a Santa Margherita once and liked it, and remembered the name.  Nothing against S.Margherita, I just don't think it is worth $25 in a shop, or $60 on a menu, when you can get a San Angelo for $12 or $15 in a shop, and $25 or $30 in a nice restaurant.

We bought this San Angelo at Tutti Santi up on the NW side of Glendale last Saturday night, and it went well with the pollo we each ordered.  There were 1.5 glasses remaining in the bottle, which I enjoyed Sunday night, out on the patio in the back yard.  Delicious.

1 comment:

  1. "Grandwine" attempted to comment here, with a half hearted compliment on how 'great' the blog is, but really all they wanted to do was advertise a link to their website to try and sell wine and spirits. I consider that as SPAM, and have deleted the comment.

    Had they taken more time to actually remark about this specific wine, and add any value or relevancy, I would have happily published their comment, along with the handy link to their website... but to just say "Blog is great" and then embed a link into an excerpt from the actual blog posting itself is amateurish, poorly executed, and much less than smooth. Sorry "Grandwine". Try again.


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