Pinot Grigio Day

Pinot Grigio Day is observed next on Wednesday, May 17th, 2023 (109 days from today).

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If you're a wine lover, you know that there's nothing quite like the refreshing flavors of a great classic to accompany a great meal. There are so many colors to choose from, it can sometimes be a challenge to find the perfect pair. Thankfully, there is Pinot Grigio, a wonderful wine that has been known for hundreds of years in the most prized wine regions of the world. National Pinot Grigio Day celebrates this incredible wine and its ability to pair with anything, or enjoy alone.

History of Pinot Grigio Day

Pinot Grigio has a long history, as we mentioned above, and shares part of its genetic heritage with Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. As the years have passed, it has become one of the most popular grapes grown and produced, with more than 15,000 hectares used to grow the grapes needed to produce it. If you've never tasted this fine wine and want to know what it tastes like, it has been described as milder sour, most wines noted as 'spicy' ' recognizable to them.

Depending on where you get your Pinot Grigio, it may have a different name, with examples being Auxerrois Gris from Alsace, Grauer Monch from Germany, and Rulander from Romania. While the basic configuration of the wine remains the same, there are variations based on where and how that wine is produced that results in sweeter and drier wines. National Pinot Grigio Day is your chance to go out and buy a bottle or ten and start tasting the many delicious varieties the world has to offer in the way of fine wines.

How to Celebrate National Pinot Grigio Day

As we mentioned, there's no better way to celebrate this day than by getting yourself a bottle of fine Pinot Grigio and pouring it out with some friends. Because of the wide range of these wines, it's a good idea to schedule a tasting where everyone brings a bottle of Pinot Grigio from a different region, to ensure that everyone has a chance to enjoy the vast world of wine. Don't let this holiday pass you by without taking time to enjoy one of the vineyard's best produce.

Some things you can do with Pinot Grigio

Having a delicious glass of Pinot Grigio is the best way to celebrate! However, there are a few other things you can do with Pinot Grigio, besides drinking it. There are many different recipes that call for Pinot Grigio. So, why not celebrate with a delicious meal with Pinot Grigio and a glass of wine to wash it down? Fish dishes always work very well with this wine. However, there are many other recipes that Pinot Grigio can be incorporated into.

Did you know that you can use Pinot Grigio in a scone and tart shell? You may have heard of how to make a soft pie crust with vodka. In fact, you can also use this white wine. Science is very similar. Not similar to water, gluten is not created by mixing flour and alcohol together. If you make too much gluten, the pies can become chewy. As a result, you can enjoy a much softer crust if you use less gluten. Furthermore, the contact of the Pinot Grigio will also add a little sweetness to the crust, so it's win-win!

If you're looking for a great dinner idea to enjoy a bottle of your white wine on Pinot Grigio, what about a chicken cacciatore? In some countries, the tomato-based version of this dish is better known. However, with this version, the chicken is served with a white sauce. You can make this dish with red peppers, oil, and garlic. Then you can add some olives and a bottle of pinot Grigio, cook for a long time so that all the flavors come together properly. Ten minutes before you're done cooking, add more fresh rosemary leaves to the sauce.

If this isn't the right dish for you, what about pasta carbonara? You can spice up your noodles by adding some Pinot Grigio to the pan after you've sautéed the pancetta. You won't look back after trying this version. There is a game aftertaste for the smoked pancetta blocks. However, you can eliminate this with Pinot Grigio, which makes the pure pancetta flavor stand out. It really takes your food to the next level and this is a kind of concept that can be applied to so many different dishes when adding Pinot Grigio.

Last but not least, how about creating your own cocktail with Pinot Grigio? Of course, you'll still technically be drinking it, but we've bent the rules a bit for this one! There are some great Pinot Grigio cocktails on the Internet. Take a moment to search for a recipe you love. One of our favorites is Hugo Spritzer. To make this cocktail, you'll need your favorite Pinot Grigio (or any old bottle!) Combine with soda water, elderberry syrup, mint leaves, some lemon, and some ice. It's a refreshing cocktail, very tasty.


Pinot Grigio Day has been observed annually on May 17th.


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