Try a crisp white wine this spring
Italy’s pinot grigio stems from pinot gris, a white grape from Burgundy, France. During the 1300s, the grape made its way to Alsace and then other parts of Europe, including Switzerland and Germany, later arriving in Italy, where it was given the name pinot grigio. James Busby, credited as the “father of Australian wine,” brought the grape to Australia in the 1830s. Eventually it landed in the United States.
Mixing it up
Vermouth, the ultimate cocktail builder, was originally believed to be a magical potion used for medicinal purposes stemming from the presence of certain botanicals.
The versatile varietal
Spring, the season of many types of weather, is a fine time to drink wines based on the chenin blanc grape, which offers styles of wine to suit every taste.
One of the best bets you will find on any wine list is malbec.