We recently attended the annual Finger Lakes Wine Festival. We went for the first time last year and had such a good time that we decided to return. The festival is held at the Watkins Glen International Racetrack in Watkins Glen, New York. It features over 80 New York wineries, food, music, crafts, and jewelry in a giant festival setting on the racetrack. We ended up buying 10 bottles of wine this year plus some additional goodies, such as cookies, cheesecake, a pair of earrings, and BBQ sauce. The food was also really good, we had crab cakes, crawfish rolls, and a sangria slushie. I can't wait until next year. For the next few months we'll have enough wine to hold us over, although we're every stingy with our Finger Lakes wine and only open bottles for special occasions. And no we don't share. Sorry!
The first bottle of wine we opened was Wisteria from Miles Wine Cellars in Himrod, N.Y.
Wisteria is a dark blush that is very sweet and fruity, unlike the white zinfandels you get around here in the state stores. I used to be a white zinfandel girl. It was all I would drink. In the past year, I have branched out to sweet reds and whites as well. Now I rarely drink a white zinfandel, I really don't even like many of them anymore. This wine has hints of pears and strawberries. It is a nice wine to sip on a hot evening relaxing outdoors. It pairs well with cheese and fruit (as done any other wine), anything BBQ, pizza, or hamburgers. We first tried this wine last year and really enjoyed it. So we headed back to the Miles table again this year and again we were very satisfied with this wine. We purchased two bottles. One for us and another as a gift. We hope the receiver enjoys this wine as much as we did.