With the August long weekend in tow, we thought we’d keep it PG this weekend–at least when it comes to wine. 😉 Because how can you go wrong with Pinot Grigio on a hot summer day? Are we right? Yup, you can thank us later. Whether you’re looking to pickup a bottle two, or keep things simple and grab a box of it to sip by the pool… we aint judging.
Here’s our Top Pinot Grigio Picks for all of your long weekend summer fun!
1. Cavaliere D’Oro Gabbiano Pinot Grigio IGT
Head to Tuscany and crack open a bottle of pretty PG from Gabbiano. Aromas of ripe pear, gorgeous citrus with balanced tropical notes, this wine is dry, light bodied, with citrus, mineral and apple flavours; medium long finish. Perfect with roasted chicken, dockside conversations, and close-friend catch-ups even if they are virtual.
2. Peller Family Vineyards Pinot Grigio
Sourced from vineyards from Canada and all around the world, for a global blend. This is the perfect cottage wine, whether served in mason jars for lunch or red solo cups by the pool, this is a refreshing white wine that is easy going, delicious and perfect for casual sipping and sharing.
3. Argento Pinot Grigio 2019
Entertaining family or friends? Argento Pinot Grigio from Argentina is available in regular 750ML and also 1.5L magnum sizes (and also on sale now at the LCBO for the 750ml bottle). Whether you’re please an intimate crowd who loves white wine, or serving up a dinner for two, this sustainable and vegan wine is dry, fresh and lovable! Pair with summer nights, easy going food styles, BBQ’s and even a pink flamingo floaty!
4. Graffigna Pinot Grigio 2018
With over 150 years of winemaking history, this PG combines fruit from two regions in beautiful Argentina – San Juan and Uco Valley. What a delight this wine is to sip on and share! With delicate floral aromas, light tropical notes, peach and apricot notes and a clean, refreshing finish this wine is sure to brighten your day and whoever’s day your sipping it with!
5. McGuigan Black Label Pinot Grigio
McGuigan Pinot Grigio black label is one of the great deals under $10! An award winning winery this bottle offers up bright apple, pear, and mineral aromas and a balanced dry palate that you’re bound to enjoy! Keep a nose out for notes of lemon drops and pineapple for a slight tropical enjoyment!
6. Mezzacorona Pinot Grigio
Another great italian white wine delight. Keep chilled and ready to serve for lunch time delights like sushi, freshly caught fish, burrata cheese and even pasta salads. With gorgeous floral on the nose with a touch of fennel and almond, the wine is light, clean and crisp with green apple flavours and almond in the finish.
Honourable Mention: Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc
We know, it may not be PG… but, for the first time in its history, the LCBO will offer $5 off the best Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand on Monday August 3rd, 2020 – available for purchase online at www.lcbo.com. To celebrate the beautiful weather, with a discount like that, NOW is the perfect time to discover New Zealand’s finest vintage – the Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2019. Cloudy Bay captures the essence of Marlborough and New Zealand’s luxury – the luxury of space and time, of intimate moments and nature’s rarest qualities.