Ten Wines for Labor Day

We all know everyone hates Mondays, but September 5th is a different story. Labor Day is a celebration and it should be treated accordingly. Plan a picnic – do something to enjoy the day off from labor as a reward for all the work we do!

Labor Day is honored to this day, which shows how far we’ve come. People need labor to feed their families, to keep a roof over their heads, and of course, buy delicious wines. To get you started for your Labor Day party planning we’ve organized a list of 10 wines for you! So invite your friends, plan your get together, and enjoy the nice weather before the cold sets in. After all, you can use the break!

Adirondack Winery – Merlot “Lake George Fireworks”
If you don’t have any fireworks, buy this wine to set some off in your mouth! It is medium-bodied, soft and silty, with tones of berry and spice. This award winner goes great with beef, tomato based dishes, dark fruit, chocolate, and sharp/aged cheese. Set them off!

Amorici Vineyard – Burch Street
A red that goes down smooth. Off-dry, sweet, and flowery! This wine is perfect for the vegetarians, as it pairs well with pasta and vegetables. Not only that, cook up your favorite poultry or light seafood dish and share with your family and friends!

Ledge Rock Hill Winery – Marquette
This dry red is a world class wine, winning a silver medal at the San Fransisco Chronicle Wine Competition. Giving cherry and black currant flavors with notes of blackberries, pepper, plum, tobacco, leather, and spice pair this wine with some lamb or sausage at your get together.

Oliva Vineyards – Winner’s Circle White
Add this refreshing white wine to your bar thanks to the Cayuga grape, which gives this wine a crisp finish to compliment fruit, cheese, poultry, salads, and seafood. Delicate fruity apricot flavors and floral notes on the nose give this an off-dry finish sure to delight.

Swedish Hill Winery – Doobie Blues
Fun, fruity, and slightly sweet, Swedish Hill’s Doobie Blues is similar to a sweeter style Riesling. Named after their pet miniature donkey, Doobie, stop by to hear him sing his own version of the blues. Pair this with a light and salty snack as you relax this Labor Day.

Saratoga Winery – Cabernet Franc
For your meat loving friends! Pair a juicy steak with this red. Heavy tannins complement raspberry and cedar flavors in this oak aged red. This wine will be a hit at your next barbecue. Who knows you might even convert some of your beer loving friends into wine fanatics!

Victory View Vineyard – 2014 Lafayette
This wine is a deep red that’ll give you a taste of bright strawberry, dark cherry fruit, and nice middle tannins. Then let the creamy spice, leather, and tobacco notes come through for a dry finish. Break this red out for dessert and serve with your favorite dark chocolates.

Thirsty Owl Saratoga – 2015 Pinot Gris
This wine is incredibly refreshing, and perfect for any outdoor activities. A summery white with faint, floral aromas, flavors of pineapple, pear, and green melon give this a light, dry finish. Pair with fish, chicken, pasts, and rich sauces to really impress the crowd.

Fossil Stone Vineyards – 2014 LaCrescent
Originating from one of the more popular Northern varieties, this white will give off intense fresh fruit aromas and citrus notes. Serve this chilled next to a fish or poultry dish. You can even bring this out for appetizers and pair with your favorite cheeses.

Galway Rock Vineyard & Winery – Falling Rock Red Blend
Falling Rock is a semi-sweet red blend crafted to be the ultimate easy-drinking, food-friendly wine. Intense fruit aromas and flavors of cherry, cranberry, and strawberry stem from this dark, medium-bodied wine. This goes great with many barbecued foods. Better yet, use it as a base for your Sangria!

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