While in upstate NY for Sharleen and Chris's wedding a few weeks ago I had time to visit with friends and check out a couple of wineries and a brewery. At Casa Larga we had the chance to take a tour of the winery and learn about oak versus metal, bottling and the process of making champagne (which can be made outside of France and still considered 'champagne' as long as it is made using a specific process). I enjoyed their wines and even had my second taste of ice wine.
Next up was Naked Dove Brewery for a sampling of some delicious beers. I loved their beers so much I even bought their t-shirt!
Last we visited Wilhelmus Estate Winery, an interesting little place off of the owner's home. The wines weren't quite my style but we did get some interesting stories as we drank!