Wines IWednesday – Gray (not Grey) Monk Latitude 50

April 25, 2013

Latitude 50 White 2008Two words for this one – Y and UM !!

I tried this baby down at the local pub here in Langley (where they serve Kalala as well!) and I am not sure if it was because I was hot and sweaty from walking there at lighting speed or what but this crisp, fruity, lovely white hit the spot (and yes, I do tend to re-hydrate with wine and not water). Four glasses later and I was officially in love and slightly tipsy, which made for an interesting walk home!

And yes, I do wonder why this Canadian winery spells it Gray and not Grey…..

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3 Comments

  • Reply Shawna June 17, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    I’m a fan of L50 too, it’s also a great price 🙂

  • Reply Steven Heiss April 3, 2017 at 11:49 am

    Hi Christine! Thanks for your kind words about our wine and we are so glad you enjoyed it. We were the first to import Pinot Gris plants into Canada so we thought we would name the winery after this grape. In Austria and Hungary, this grape is called ‘Grauar Mönch’ hence the translation to ‘Gray Monk’. The grape has a very distinctive blue-gray coloured berry so we asked an English professor about the two spellings of the word (Gray or Grey) and we were told that Gray refers to colour and Grey refers to a surname. I hope that makes sense! 🙂

    • Reply Christine April 4, 2017 at 9:58 am

      Wow! Thanks for your mini history lesson – that is really interesting! Makes me want to crack open a bottle of Gray Monk now 😉

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