3.11.2011

Wine Down Friday, Expert Voice - Harlem Vintage, March Women Winemakers Series


Time for a Shindig

Women’s History Month is here. To celebrate the women, the riot grrrls, chicks, mamas and the sisters, we are featuring female winemaker wines available at Harlem Vintage for the month March. First up, owner and winemaker (and former aerospace engineer!) of Brooklyn Oenology, Alie Shaper. Shaper’s aim was to connect a local, artisan movement in New York City to locally made wine. Hence, the grapes are sourced from Long Island and the Finger Lakes regions, while the bottle labels are designed by Brooklyn artists.
Her fabulous Shindig White 2009, made in the Finger Lakes, is a blend of Vidal Blanc (a French-American hybrid grape created from Ugni Blanc and Rayon D'Or) and the aromatic Riesling grape.  This wine is simultaneously crisp, bright, fresh, citrus-y and shows hints of tropical fruits. It's amazing with Chinese takeout and adds a stylish-locavore note to a party (or a shindig, if you will). Only 300 cases of this wine is made, so stock up at Harlem Vintage! 

Harlem Vintage, 2235 Frederick Douglas Boulevard, Harlem, NY

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