Wine School on the Web
Drink your way through Billy’s Best wine book ““ a bottle or two at a time.~ Follow the instructions and you’ll be a wine wizard by Easter. New lessons are posted every week, typically Wednesday. Looking forward to hearing about your “˜homework’!
Lesson #6 EXPERIENCE NICE
Nice is the most wrongly used wine description. When we enjoy a wine we tend to call it nice. What we should be saying is “this wine is hitting the spot, right now”. On a hot day a shrill Sauvignon can feel heavenly, but it’s a mistake to describe the wine as NICE. It’s not nice ““ it’s a good wine when we’re thirsty.
But there are wines that are NICE. Comfortable, gentle, polite, easy. Wines for relaxation, to sip “˜n chat ““ hanging out with friends. A lot of Pinot Grigio falls into this category. This week I’d like you to buy the two wines below, open and have both over several evenings. Experience NICE. And an amazing wine value from Gallo.
LINDEMANS 09 Pinot Grigio “˜Bin 85′, Australia 668947 $10.95
Pleasant fruitiness, zippy freshness and a lighthearted feeling. What could be nicer!. Very social, very party gulpable.
GALLO 08 Pinot Grigio “˜Family Vineyards’, California 82594 $7.95
Great blast of lemonade freshness and summer day on the beach feeling. Drier, and way better, than most Californians in the low price range. Bring on the summer party season. Great value.