pinot noir

Why The American Wine World Freaks Out About In Pursuit Of Balance

The hot tasting returns to NYC on February 23
Feb 5, 2015 3:00 pm

There are wine tastings nearly every day in New York and San Francisco, but few, if any, are talked about in the wine community as much as the annual In Pursuit of Balance tasting. Considering its limited scope — only Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grown in California from 33 wineries are on offer — it may be hard to understand why it’s become an unquestionably seminal event. Yet it has. Here's why. 

Breaking Down Burgundy: Terroir, Classifications, How To Spot The Good Stuff

A guide to France's most-famous appellations
Dec 8, 2014 1:00 pm

While it takes much time to become a Burgundy expert, it is possible to learn a lot about the region through a short visit. On a recent trip there, while touring up and down what’s known as the “Côte d’Or” that includes the Côte de Nuits (known for Pinot Noir) and the Côte de Beaune (known for Chardonnay), writer Rachel Signer toured the appellations to find out a few things.

Meatless Monday: Beet Wellington With Pinot Noir Sauce Recipe

This hearty vegetarian dish doesn't miss the meat
Mar 24, 2014 3:00 pm
Photo: Kate Sears

Food writer and cookbook author Dina Cheney's Meatless All Day is an undisputable reminder that Meatless Mondays can and shall be awesome. Learning to master the umami spike contributes to a supremely satisfying meal, like this Beet Wellington we're going to make so often we might forget it's the vegetarian version.

Around The World In 80 Wine Varietals: Pinot Noir

Nearly 2,000 years old, grape inspires love or hate
Oct 29, 2013 2:00 pm

Pinot Noir is to red wine what Riesling is to white: the most terroir-driven of the varieties. Finnicky and difficult to grow, Pinot Noir is more often a labor of love than a cash cow grape. With its red berry top notes and often earthy mid-palate, it’s a love-it-or-hate-it grape. And those who love it, do so with a bizarre, obsessive passion. More information and 5 Pinot Noir bottle suggestions, after the jump.

There He Goes Again, Preaching About Oregon Pinot Noir

A trip to the International Pinot Noir Celebration
Aug 7, 2013 1:00 pm

A lifelong obsession with Oregon's most famous grape leads to a trip to the International Pinot Noir Celebration in the Willamette Valley, and sizzling salmon, stellar views, oddball characters and the imminent threat of pinot noir overload. Here's what went down last week.

Why You Should Drink New Zealand Pinot Noir

We're taking note of the terroir of Middle Earth
Mar 14, 2013 1:03 pm

Mention New Zealand to most wine drinkers and they'll immediately think Sauvignon Blanc. But the aromatic white grape is not the only varietal the country does well. Kiwis are making more and better Pinot Noir than ever and are hoping the rest of the world will take note. Read on.

Should Organic Wine Standards Change?

Paolo Mario Bonetti thinks wine labeling is off
Aug 23, 2012 2:01 pm

If you’re the kind of shopper who looks for the official USDA “organic” seal, here are a couple of things you should know when it comes to buying wine (straight from the expert.)

What To Know About Oregon Wines

Chehalem's Harry Peterson-Nedry goes beyond Pinot
Mar 29, 2012 12:01 pm
Harry Peterson-Nedry

Way out west in Oregon, Harry Peterson-Nedry has been overseeing his Chehalem wines since 1990—back when most people looked at the lush, rolling, rain-soaked hills between Portland and the coast and shrugged their shoulders, popped their umbrellas and went about their business. A self-described science geek, he saw the possibilities, ran with it, and was among the trendsetters who've turned Oregon wines into an internationally known thing. 

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