Wineday Friday: Swanson Vineyards Pinot Grigio

It’s official, Summer is over.  This morning the thermometer in my car read 37 degrees and I am still cold.  In my last attempt to hold on to warm weather thoughts before the snow sets in (yes, it’s in the forecast AGAIN) I opened a bottle of Pinot Grigio this week.  Pinot Grigio tends to be my go to grilling out wine.  It’s crisp and refreshing and exactly what you want when you are standing next to an open flame when it’s 100 degrees outside.  This week we opened the Swanson Pinot Grigio.  When we first opened the bottle, the aroma was limes and bright fruit.  Definitely smelled like the middle of summer at a great dinner party.  When I tasted it I made this face.  That’s right, the first taste on my pallet was lemon as well.  It wasn’t a bad lemon, just strong.  The glands in the back of my mouth went crazy and I couldn’t help but pucker.  As I got a few more sips under my belt, the reaction to make a fish face faded and I was able to start enjoying this wine.

After a quick glance over at the Swanson website, this wine is a very wallet friendly $21.  Not bad!  I think I will have to look this wine up again once the snow melts.  For now, it’s time to melt into some tasty Chardonnay and Cabernet!  And maybe a glass of Brandy…

What do you drink to stay warm?

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