Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll: It’s Wine O’Clock Somewhere

Do you have a special favorite wine? I’m not talking about the box of Franzia or the jug of Carlo Rossi, though those certainly have their place. I’m talking about the wine that’s hard to find, or a little out of your price range, so you get really excited when you get your hands on a bottle or three.

For me it’s all about Bully Hill. It’s a vineyard in Upstate New York that makes a small line of some of the yummiest vino around. And as an added bonus, it’s not very expensive – most of their 750 ml bottles are under $10. The problem? Very few places in New York City actually carry it, and the ones that do don’t seem to have my preferred kinds.

Fortunately, my brother and his girlfriend had the decency to pick me up a few bottles last time they went upstate. It was like my birthday and Christmas all rolled into one, plus wine (who am I kidding, my birthday and Christmas always include wine).

By [E] Liza

PhD student. Knitter. Brooklynite. Long-distance dog mom. Reluctant cat lady. Majestic unicorn whose hair changes color with the wind.

8 replies on “Lunchtime Poll: It’s Wine O’Clock Somewhere”

Chateau Grand Traverse (a.k.a. Traverse Bay Winery) Cherry Riesling! It’s not supper tricky for me to find or expensive, but only one local grocery store has it, so I have to go out of my way for it. I like cherry wine on general principal, but having it blended with a Riesling makes it extra good. This is also the wine that my wine snob friends are most likely to make fun of me for, but I don’t care. It’s good.

I have two. The first is Clos du Bois Merlot which runs about $15-20, which is just above my price range except for special occasions. It’s one of my father’s favorites, so I get all nostalgic about it. The other is Hess Reserve Sangiovese, which I can never find. It’s so tasty.

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