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Olive Oil's Wine Dinner #2, 11-19-08: Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir is grown in many wine regions of the world.  From Southern New Zealand to the Pacific Northwest, this grape flourishes under ideal conditions.

Pinot Noir prefers slightly less heat than Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot.  It also prefers cooler nightime temperatures, and a little more humidity.  Pinot noir tends to do well in maritime climates, closer to either large or small bodies of water, such as rivers or lakes.  These regions include:

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