I have to start by saying that I'm not a huge wine drinker. I tend to use it more in cooking than actually drinking it. And when I do drink wine I like the sweet fruity ones. I was thrilled to get to review the Pinot Grigio wine by Ogio Wines.
The Pinot Grigio is a dry white wine with a pale straw color retailing at $12.99 per bottle. It does have a high acidity. You can learn more about how this wine is made and the statistics by simply going to their website to the Pinot Grigio page! This is what I would call a perfect wine. You can use it in cooking but also drink it with any meal really. It pairs well with all foods including Thai, Mexican, and Indian. It has a mellow flavor with hints of fruit(mainly a citrus taste for me). This is the perfect wine for sipping on while soaking in the tub. I've been doing a lot of soaking in the tub so trust me on this one!
Ogio Wine began in Italy using only the finest processes and fruit from northeast of Venice. They began in the early 1900's as a family owned and operated business. Now on their third generation of wine makers they are still family owned and dedicated to making the finest wines.
They make and sell three different wines. The one I reviewed, Pinot Grigio, as well as an acclaimed and awarded Prosecco, and ending with a red wine called Tuscan Red. All wines are made in Italy but are slowly making their way to the United States for purchase. They are already available in some areas but won't be available in others until 2014. You can check out their Find a Store tab to figure out where they are available near you for purchase. My closest store is over 400 miles away so I don't think I will be driving off to buy more just yet! The 10 major cities that they are available in currently are: San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago, Charlotte, Boston, Los Angeles, Miami, Dallas, Denver, and New York. You can also order online.
Let's talk shipping now that I mentioned you can order online. I was pleasantly surprised with how well this bottle was shipped! It had a very strong and sturdy wrap around it plus extra wrap to keep it from moving around in the box. It remained totally intact and short of someone throwing it very hard did not look like it would be easy to break the bottle. I also received a pair of flip flops with the Ogio logo on them. I'm not a huge flip flop wearer, but these are super cute. Unfortunately, I have child size feet(think size 3 in kids) and these are a bit too big for me. I can't seem to force myself to give them away yet though so they are staring at me and begging to be worn!
|This image if from the Ogio site. |
I do not own such cute wine glasses!
In fact I don't own any wine glasses!
If you want a great recipe to use this wine in try out my Homemade Gluten Free Cheese Sauce. It is wonderful with this wine. I was a bit hesitant at first as I normally just buy the cheap wine for cooking(yeap shame shame on me) and didn't want to waste a fine wine like this. But I have to say using a good quality wine like this made the flavor of my cheese sauce that much more amazing!
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