Remo Perriello wrote:For the first time today, one of my regular customers asked for only a dry Pinot Grigio. This after drinking Cabernets. I asked her why, and she said her Dr. had recommended it after learning of her history with Diabetes.
Pardon my naivety, but I have opened my Wine Store for a little less than a year and I was caught off guard. No one has asked me that before. After a bit of discussion, I found out from her that it was the lower sugar count in the wine. I briefly told her that there are red wines that have lower residue sugar than Pinots. But, it got a bit too technical for her; I finally just gave her a Pinot Grigio and asked her to let me know how she feels after drinking it. (Sounds gloomy huh…?)
When she left, I showered the internet for the residue sugar on the Marco Fulluga Pinot Grigio I gave her and no mention on the websites. However, there seems to be a common consensus I believe, anything lower than 4g/l. In the lack of too many terms...
Well, just another insight to add to my list of buying decisions... (Screw tops vs. Cork, Organic vs. Non-organic, Popular vs. Rarity, Wine Rating vs. No ratings, etc...)
Robin Garr wrote:But the second thing I say is, "Make sure your doctor isn't anti-alcohol," and after that, I'm on board with all the other good info in this thread.
Bob Cohen wrote:Remo,
My ex is a Type I diabetic and she had no problem with drinking good wine, she just took it into account when she considered how much insulin to give.
Howie Hart wrote:"Well, I'm going to have to enter in your recored that you refused alcohol counseling."
Remo Perriello wrote:Robin, I understand the concern of not being a "doctor" and I kept reassuring the woman that I , was definitely "not" one.
Robin Garr wrote:I hope you didn't leave it at that, Howie. I'd definitely have been sitting down with her supervisor for a little talk.
The problem I have with the doctor's recommendation is that not all Pinot Grigio is equally "dry." So the doctor could be leading the patient astray by not being specific.
Having said that, I know three diabetic people who handle moderate wine consumption without incident--at least without incident specifically traced to their wine consumption.
Thomas wrote:Thanks Remo, for correcting my "is" "are" construction. Proves once again that everyone is in need not of a critic but of an editor...
Remo Perriello wrote:In the future all we need is "concept" and our hand held computer, blackberry, garage door opener, tv remote, cell phone, GPS, voice translator, will do the rest...
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