DYK - Do You Know?


Because wine is fun, we thought it would be fun to share a few fun facts to impress your friends...


  • Pinto Noir is a perfect pairing with your Thanksgiving meal. Pairs well with a variety of meats and has overall appeal.

  • DNA testing says that Pinot Gris, Grigio and Pinot Blanc are simply color mutations of Pinot Noir.

  • The 3rd Largest producer of Pinot Noir is Germany. Pinot Noir is the 10th most planted grape variety in the world today.

  • Chardonnay and Pinot Noir more often than not grow together in an area. They are actually related. Chardonnay is a natural crossing of Pinot Noir and Gouais Blanc, a nearly extinct grape known as "the grape" of the middle ages in Europe.

  • Pinot Noir is one of the few red grapes that is made into red, rose', white and sparkling wines.

  • The Burgandy region of France is considered the region where Pinot Noir was born and is also considered the region where the best Pinot Noir wine are still produced.

  • Pinot Noir is French for the black pine cone grape variety.

  • Pinot Noir Blanc is also known as White Pinot Noir and has flavors of baked apple, pear, with notes of orange and honey.

  • Pinot is one of the hardest grapes to grow. They are susceptible to disease, have a thin skins, which allows pests to easily enter, it is sensitive to heat and prone to burst with too much rain.

  • One of the six Noble Grapes, which are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc.

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DYK - Do You Know?
Quiz #1
Is Pinot Noir older than Cabernet Sauvignon?
What is considered "the grape" of the middle ages in Europe?

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