Bob Ross wrote:Missouri is hardly an Eastern wine region -- come on Robin -- the Mississippi River still means something!
David M. Bueker wrote:Virginia is a bit of a bright spot. Of course they have to get abnormal weather to make really good wine, but it happens.
Ed Draves wrote:...Nothing against Bully Hill, until recently they only did hybrids, they did not make a Riesling, Cab Franc, Pinot...
Paul B. wrote:Anyone bringing any BH wines to NiagaraCool?
I didn't feel qualified to vote since I had not tried all areas but don't understand your comment when it comes to Virginia. They would get my vote. I spent quite a bit of time with a Virginia winery owner last year and discussed Virginia vs Missouri (where I live). The average temperature is about the same but the highs and lows are much more extreme in Missouri. He said this is why Virginia can grow cab, chard et al and Missouri loses a portion of its crop every severe winter. Is your comment related to not enough sun to ripen or too cool?
Gary Barlettano wrote:At the risk of sounding paranoid, I believe the forces of evil are at work in New Jersey when it comes to wine and spirits. They have the politicians in the hip pocket and the wineries don't have the gumption to fight it.
I think Horton could do a much better job if they focused. Right now there are so many wines in their stable that I don't think any of them get the attention they need/deserve. Every wine ends up being 'ok' rather than having three or four really good ones.