Spilled Splendor. Photo by Wanda Haynes

Wanda Haynes,

Certified Sommelier

Pinot Noir is the world’s most popular light-bodied dry red wine. Pinot noir is versatile for food pairing, due to its high acidity and low tannins. Pinot noir is mainly associated with France and known as one of the noble grapes of France.

However, the Willamette valley in Oregon has over 800 wineries and produces exceptional pinot noir. With earthy, cranberry tastes that embrace elegance and style. Pinot noir is a safe choice to take to a dinner party when unsure of the menu.

Many companies are producing pinot noir in half bottles, this offers more options, and a chance to try a new wine.

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