Its been a fun week highlighting regional wineries, wine and winemakers from a few of my favorite places. We successfully launched Wine and Cupcakes here in Cleveland, and we are taking our pairing experience on the road to Winston-Salem, NC next week. Plenty of tastings coming up, and they will be on the calendar as they are confirmed.
I’ve been asked by several folks for my Top 5 regional wines.
Without further ado, in NO particular order.
Miss WineOH Top 5 Regional Wines
2007 Markko Vineyard Reserve Chardonnay ($27)
2008 Kinkead Ridge Cabernet Franc
2005 Breaux Vineyards Nebbiolo
2007 Linden Vineyards Hardscrabble Red ($42)
From North Carolina:
2008 Grove Winery Norton ($16.99)
There are about 5 more on my list of wines I’d go back to again and again…
2007 Benmarl Winery Baco Noir from New York
2009 Ferrante Winery Signature Series (GRV) Cabernet Franc ($15.99) from Ohio
Winery at Blackstar Farms Dry Cherry ($10) from Michigan
2009 Keswick Vineyards Verdejo from Virginia
2008 Hermes Vineyard Aglianico ($11.99) from Ohio
There are plenty of incredible wines out there. Discover what may be just around the corner! Tell me your favorites – I love finding new wines.
And in honor of the end of Regional Wine Week: 31 words about Drinking Local – because I’ve tasted from 31 states.
There once was a girl who drank whiskey.
In bourbon or beer she saw beauty
Then she found local wine,
And called it divine,
Its dry, she declared; not just fruity.
No more poetry… I promise!