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What's Not!
What is definitely not hot in the wine world?
What's Plummiting like a dead pigeon?
Bill - "Southern Rhone, anyting over ripe and over oaked, Somontano (Spain), Salice Salentino, Low Carb Wines, Pinot Grigio"
"French Wines, Animal and inanimate object descriptors."
"French Wines, Prices."
"American Wines, Chile, Argentina"

"overt brettonomyces, Australian Pinot Noir, Cork"
"Shiraz (not Syrah), butter-slathered Chardonnay, drinking just to get drunk."

"Chardonnay, Californian Cabernets, Californian Sauvignon Blancs."
Beau - "Pinot Grigio, Low Carb Wines."

"Over-promoted commercial brands (Jacob's Creek, Gallo, Hardy's), judging a book by its cover ("I NEVER drink Chardonnay" - but in a blind tasting they could hardly tell a Chardonnay from a Cabernet...), buying French wine at all costs - the safety blanket of the English wine drinker of a certain age. If it's French, it must be better. Get over it!"
"wine gadgets, too much oak."

"High price CA wines, French wines, discussions on Sideways and Pinots."

"Anything and Everything California"

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Pinot Grigio, White Australian brands (Jacobs Creek, Hardys, Lindemans), bored of wine films and I havent even seen any yet.

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Great idea and great post even if it did interfere with the game last night!

Interested that Pinot Grigio and Pinot Gris are listed in the "naff" and "hot" categories respectively.

I was under the impression that these were the same varietal. Is it that "naff" is relating to what is being done in Italy with the grape whereas "hot" is to do with what is being made elsewhere? Is there a region in particular that is contributing to the "hot" rating for Pinot Gris?

Pinot Gris outside of Italy is certainly hot. In the UK dry, tasteless, weak Pinot Grigios seem to be popular in certain circles. With more weight, even a touch of sweetness, and at least some semblance of flavour they are very popular with me at least! The New Zealand one, linked to in the post, is a good example.

F******* MERLOT!