This week's New York Magazine includes a short story about Virginia Wine Country that is worth checking out. Too often, when East Coast wines are talked about it's just about New York...I'm guilty of it myself.
I've only sampled a handful of VA wines, but I was impressed by the quality and would like to explore the state more.
What I found interesting about the story is how New York wines were mentioned:
"Even wine snobs now admit that the Finger Lakes does a mean ice wine and that Long Island produces a number of decent Cab Francs."
I'm not familiar with Ms. Cardace or her pedigree, but it doesn't look like she does much wine writing.
Why do I bring this up? I was shocked to see her refer to Finger Lakes ice wines instead of the rieslings and choosing cabernet franc over merlot for Long Island is also interesting. You guys all know how much I love LI cab franc, so I'm not arguing...just an odd choice and not one that some merlot marketers are probably happy about.