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friend request: pinot blanc

add-as-friendWe’re nearing the end of summer,but it’s not going out without a fight. It’s been muggy and humid, and that’s why we need wine. As per yesterday’s suggestion, Riesling is great for humid days.  But I wanted to also recommend one of my other summer faves: Pinot Blanc.

I bust this out when it’s sweltering and just too hot to really want to concentrate on anything. Pinot Blanc is super light with juuuust enough yellow apple and white florals to let you know you’re drinking wine but not enough to bother you. My faves are from Alsace (anything from Alsace is heaven, really) but you can find a few good ones from other places like Germany and Oregon (often called white Pinot Noir). They’re not too expensive either, so it’s just a good wine to know about and order from a wine list or add to your home repertoire.

The flute bottles are long, just like great summer days. Here are a few I’ve liked this summer.

Schlumberger is a solid, reliable producer. This Prince Abbés one is about $16.

Schlumberger is a solid, reliable producer. This Prince Abbés one is about $16.

Trimbach is another go-to producer, about $14

Trimbach is another go-to producer, about $14

helfrich pinot blanc

Helfrich – all of their wines are great, and only $15

Jean Ginglinger Cuvée George - biodynamic goodness, $17

Jean Ginglinger Cuvée George – biodynamic goodness, $17

Cattin - look how frosty this guy is, mmmm! $10

Cattin – look how frosty this guy is, mmmm! $10

Josmeyer - most are really good, this one is GREAT. Elegant white florals, and another biodynamic one. $17

Josmeyer – most are really good, this one is GREAT. Elegant white florals, and another biodynamic winner. $17

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4 thoughts on “friend request: pinot blanc

  1. Agree again with this post. I had a Pinot Blanc from Belgium last year and it was really good! Although I agree with you that the best ones I’ve tasted come from Alsace…

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