Wine Under $12: Pinot Grigio
Our affordable wine pick for January is a bright and lively Pinot Grigio.
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.
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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
Humble and regal at the same time, here’s a cauliflower and pasta dish to soothe the soul.
Bitterly delicious! The broccoli rabe cooks in the same pot as the pasta in this surprisingly easy dish.
Browned chicken quarters are dressed up with golden and dark raisins, fresh thyme and tomato.
Schnitzel with an Italian passport—Parmesan in the crumbs and a lemony arugula salad to top.
These pork chops with an orange and thyme cream sauce are worth the splurge.
Rich and creamy, this fettuccine boasts shrimp, asparagus and mushrooms.