Avia Pinot Grigio (Slovenia) 2002
I didn’t even know Slovenia made wine, let alone exported it to the U.S. But, given their proximity to Italy, I shouldn’t have been surprised that they made a pinot grigio.
Rating: 2 I like pinot grigios and this one was priced so low (on sale for around $4) that it was impossible to resist picking up a bottle. Although made from the same grape as chardonays, pinot grigios tend to be less dry and a bit fruiter. The Avia was an exception on both counts. Indeed, this wine is more reminiscent of a chablis jug wine than any pinot grigio I’ve tried before. Fortunately, I only bought the one bottle.
See this post for the scale and methodology.
Apparently, blogging about wine is all the rage in the blogosphere. Rather than risk getting left behind, OTB is getting aboard this trend before it’s too late. Unfortunately, I really don’t know anything about wine, other than it’s made from rotten grapes and can give you a buzz if consumed in excess. But, as regular OTB readers can attest, having little or no knowledge about a subject has never stopped me before.
- Only fancy-schmancy wines will be reviewed. By “fancy-schmancy,” I mean not only that the wine comes encased in glass rather than a plastic bladder surrounded by a cardboard box but that the top doesn’t screw off, instead requiring removal of a cork.
- The wine will not have cost more than $10 for a standard .750 liter bottle. More likely, it will have cost under $7.
- The wine will never have been featured on an episode of Sanford & Son.
- I will have purchased and consumed the wine in question quite recently. Indeed, I’ll likely be doing so during the review.
I’ll rate wines conforming to those rigorous standards on a 5-point scale:
1- I’d rather be in a pine box on a slow train to Georgia than drink this ever again.
2-The wine equivalent of BlogSpot.
3-Something I’d drink any day–but I wouldn’t shoot a man in Reno just for another bottle.
4-Dang, this is good! I might be willing to pay $11 a bottle for this.
5-Better than an InstaLanche.
Also, to the extent wine reviewing is a matter of personal taste rather than scientific training, I tend not to enjoy particularly dry wines, so keep that in mind.