Pecorino: A Bridge Between Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc

Chardonnay. Sauvignon Blanc. Riesling. Pinot Grigio. When it comes to white wine consumption in the US, the average wine drinker rarely gets past these four grape varietals. But if you are tired of the same old options for white wine, try a pecorino (not to be confused with the cheese of the same name). Pecorino is a an early-ripening white wine grape mainly grown in the Marche, Abruzzo, Umbria, and Lazio regions of Italy. I consider it a nice bridge between Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.

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Given this, my recommendation for the wine to go buy this week is the Saladini Pilastri Pecorino from Marche. 100% Pecorino, it runs approximately $13 a bottle.  

For more than 25 years, The California Wine Club founders Bruce and Pam Boring have explored all corners of California’s wine country to find award-winning, handcrafted wine to share with the world. Each month, the club features a different small family winery and hand selects two of their best wines for members.