This year I’m so happy to watch the Superbowl from the warmth of my home, with no jealousy, whatsoever, of those “lucky” thousands who spent lots of money to sit out in a cold stadium.
If you are looking for the Superbowl experience from the comfort of your recliner, look to the New York wineries. The oldest American winery in continuous operation is the Brotherhood Winery in the Hudson River Valley region. They are known primarily for sweet wines–especially popular is their eiswein.
Probably the state is best known for the Finger Lakes wines, but look, also, for Lake Erie and Long Island wines. Best of all–the wines won’t create any rivalries, since the teams have no ties to the state.
Here are some recommendations for Sunday’s event:
Chateau Frank–Blanc de Blancs
Bully Hill Vineyards–White Wine
Dr. Konstantin Frank’s Vinifera Wine Cellars–Gewurztraminer
Palmer Vineyards–Select Reserve
Standing Stone Vineyards–Reisling
Millbrook Vineyards–Cabernet Franc
Wagner Vineyards–Ravat Blanc
Other wineries to look for:
Glenora Wine Cellars
Hunt Country Vineyards
Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars
Benmarl Wine Co.
Cascade Mountain Winery
Merritt Estate Winery
Whatever team is your favorite, let’s hope you can find a New York wine to cheer for!
Thanks to Karen MacNeil’s wonderful Wine Bible for her section on NY wines!