Grigio or gris, this is a great white wine

Written by Darby Higgs

One ofrepparttar most popular imported wine styles in America is Pinot grigio. Nearly all ofrepparttar 113137 Pinot grigio consumed inrepparttar 113138 US comes from Italy, but as we shall see this is likely to change soon. Pinot grigio is very popular with consumers, but it receives mixed reviews from wine judges and wine critics. One reason may be that wines made from Pinot grigio do not have a consistent and distinctive varietal character. Consumers are just attracted torepparttar 113139 crisp which goes well with a wide variety of foods. Another problem is that there are two names forrepparttar 113140 variety in common use. The names Pinot Grigio and Pinot Gris mean Grey Pinot in Italian and French respectively. 'Pinot' refers torepparttar 113141 characteristic pine cone shaped bunch of this group of varieties. In Australia, winemakers, marketers and wine writers haven’t really sorted out which name to callrepparttar 113142 variety. Some have dodgedrepparttar 113143 issue and refer to “Pinot G.” This variety closely is related torepparttar 113144 much better Pinot Noir variety and is believed to be a mutation of Pinot Noir. In fact inrepparttar 113145 vineyard Pinot grigio is difficult to distinguish from its putative ancestor untilrepparttar 113146 berries ripen when those ofrepparttar 113147 Grigio will have much less pigment. There is another variety, Pinot Blanc which has little or no pigment inrepparttar 113148 berries. There is considerable clonal variation withinrepparttar 113149 variety. Jancis Robinson says thatrepparttar 113150 variety hardly knows if it is a dark or a light grape. It has several synonyms including Burot and Malvoise in France and Rulander and Tokayer in Germany.

A Coffee Roaster For All Occasions

Written by Julie Carter

Coffee roasters and those who roast, brew and serverepparttar ultimate cup of coffee are now esteemed professionals withinrepparttar 113136 social fabric of our community at large. A good coffee roaster is a little like a celebrity chef these days, complete with loyal followings, highly descriptive reviews andrepparttar 113137 ability to command premium prices for their products and services. As coffee continues to grow in elevation from merely a mundane beverage to something of art form, a good coffee roaster has begun to take on a glamorous aura.

But there is a café on almost every street corner or every suburb now and every barista thinks of him or herself asrepparttar 113138 best roaster onrepparttar 113139 block. The professional barista is a now fiercely competitive industry and cafes and restaurants acrossrepparttar 113140 globe fight to retainrepparttar 113141 barista that can produce a coffee that will have customers returning time and time again. So, because roasting is everywhere, how do you chooserepparttar 113142 coffee roaster for you?

Your first question is whether you're looking for wholesale coffee roasters to supply your business, or retail roasters to keep you happily supplied with beans at home. But for our purposes, let's say you're looking for a retail roaster to feed your coffee habit because you are a die hard coffee lover.

One approach is to decide exactly which coffee beans you prefer. Once you have foundrepparttar 113143 coffee beans that you like you can then search for that specific bean. It might take you some time to research this and you might want to join a coffee club so that you can do some extensive taste testing. They will send you a number of coffee varieties each month for a small fee and this gives yourepparttar 113144 opportunity to try out blends and pure coffees to see what you prefer.

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