Pinot Noir at a Glance

"Pinot Noir Around the World" Weekend is February 28-March 1, 2014, so we thought we do a set of features on this most-celebrated wine grape leading up to the big event. Over the next few days, we'll have a bunch of posts about Pinot Noir, starting right here with "Pinot Noir: At a Glance."

Top 5 Pinot Noir Characteristics:

  1. Cherry
  2. Strawberry
  3. Cola/Dr. Pepper
  4. Pepper
  5. Mushroom

Top Pinot Noir Growing/Production Regions:

  1. Burgundy, France
  2. Oregon, USA
  3. California, USA
  4. New Zealand
  5. New York, USA
  6. Argentina
  7. Germany
  8. Champagne, France

Top 10 Food Pairings for Pinot Noir:

  1. Salmon
  2. Tuna
  3. Mushrooms and/or Mushroom Sauce
  4. Duck
  5. Chicken, especially roasted
  6. Veal
  7. Eggplant
  8. Pork Loin
  9. Risotto, especially mushroom
  10. Soft Cheeses (brie, gruyere, feta, and goat)