Willow Crest

Shrimp Burgers with Avocado Aioli Paired with Willow Crest Pinot Gris, Washington.

I get the feeling this is going to be one of the last summer pairings I create, at least for 2012. It’s started to cool off a little here in Jacksonville, and I feel myself slowly gravitating towards “heartier” meals/wines. Not that that’s a bad thing! I’m definitely much more of a red drinker, but this year I’ve made an extra effort to drink more whites and also feature more meals which would pair accordingly….

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Willow Crest “Estate Grown” Pinot Gris, Yakima Valley, Washington State.

Grapes 100% Pinot Gris   Facts It’s very rare that you’ll stumble across single-vineyard, “estate-grown” wines for under $15, but if you do, you should jump at the chance to pickup a bottle! The simple reason is that the more specific a wine gets (with its place of origin), the more expensive it usually gets. Not with Willow Crest though, as most of their wines completely annihilate the competition in the price-to-quality ratio game. Even…

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