Pinot Grigio

Wine of the Week: The Ned, Pinot Grigio 2012, New Zealand

Tom Cannavan | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Cannavan

Pinot Grigio has become the de facto by-the-glass wine for many people, lapped up in bars, pubs and restaurants as almost anonymous, generic white wine. But Pinot Grigio (aka Pinot Gris) can take on a more substantial form, and some producers are making much more striking examples.

Wine - New Zealand's Marisco Vineyards and 'The Ned'

Mike John Matthews | Posted 09.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Mike John Matthews

It has been quite a successful year for Brent Marris and his team down at New Zealand's Marisco Vineyards. Following on from picking up last year's International Wine & Spirit Competition award for New Zealand winery of the year, both his labels, The Ned and King Series, have been reaping the accolades too.

Mythbusting: Wine Style - Part One

Mike John Matthews | Posted 09.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Mike John Matthews

What is it about wine that average Joe public are happy to be ignorant about? I'm sure people don't follow the same philosophy when it comes to buying clothes or cars. In my experience consumers go out of their way to have some understanding of these. Why not wine?

Summer Vino - So What Will Be in Your Glass?

Mike John Matthews | Posted 28.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Mike John Matthews

Now British summer time has officially begun... The days are getting longer and warmer. Possibly the odd barbeque or two is on the horizon? At the same time our palates begin the seasonal migration from the cosy winter nest of full bodied reds or richer whites to more lighter, cooler style wines.

Tell Me Why I Don't Like Chardonnay?

Mike John Matthews | Posted 23.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Mike John Matthews

"I don't like chardonnay"
Sound familiar? What is it about this noblest of grape that people just don't like? As a varietal it still ranks amongst one of the biggest sellers in the UK, next to sauvignon blanc and now pinot grigio/gris.