You are here: Home » Wine 101 » Wine Under $12: Pinot Grigio Wine Under $12: Pinot Grigio Wine 101 http://relish.com/articles/wine-under-12-pinot-grigio/ January 1, 2013 Our affordable wine pick for January is a bright and lively Pinot Grigio. http://pgoarelish2.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/wine-of-the-month-121.jpg Share this: Pin ItEmailPrint I’m always looking for a good glass of white wine to ease me out of the weekday workday and into the night—a little pre-dinner sip that helps stimulate the appetite while readying the spirit for the joys of the evening meal. Castello Banfi’s “Le Rime” Pinot Grigio does just that. With bright and lively citrus notes, it refreshes, yet there’s enough pear-apple appeal to make it smooth and round. Sip it while you prep a quick meal, and if the dish calls for white wine, go ahead and pour some in—Le Rime is good enough to do your recipes proud, and inexpensive enough to cook with. Look for the Label: Castello Banfi “Le Rime” Pinot Grigio 2011(Toscana; $9) Recipe Recommendations: These quick any-night recipes will go great with Castello Banfi “Le Rime” Pinot Grigio: Fettucini Alfredo with Shrimp, Asparagus and Mushrooms Pork Chops with Orange and Thyme Chicken Schnitzel Milanese Chicken Quarters with Raisin, Tomato and Thyme Broccoli Rabe Pasta Pasta with Roasted Cauliflower —By Relish wine and cocktails columnist Wini Moranville, author of The Bonne Femme Cookbook: Simple, Splendid Food That French Women Cook Every Day. Share this: Pin ItEmailPrint Pasta with Roasted Cauliflower Humble and regal at the same time, here’s a cauliflower and pasta dish to soothe the soul. Broccoli Rabe Pasta Bitterly delicious, the broccoli rabe cooks in the same pot as the pasta in this surprisingly easy dish. Chicken Quarters with Raisins, Tomato and Thyme Browned chicken quarters are dressed up with golden and dark raisins, fresh thyme and tomato. Chicken Schnitzel Milanese Schnitzel with an Italian passport—Parmesan in the crumbs and a lemony arugula salad to top. Pork Chops with Orange and Thyme These pork chops with an orange and thyme cream sauce are worth the splurge. Fettuccine Alfredo with Shrimp, Asparagus and Mushrooms Rich and creamy, this fettuccine boasts shrimp, asparagus and mushrooms.