More Reasons To Locapour: NY Times’ Asimov Intrigued By Michigan’s Rieslings
They say success follows success, and it has over the past two weeks for Michigan wine country. Following on the heels of Food & Wine’s recent article about Michigan wines, Eric Asimov, the venerable wine critic for the New York Times, recently blogged about Michigan wine country. Directly referencing Food & Wine’s article, Mr. Asimov agrees with the writer that just because all 50 states make wine doesn’t mean that they should; but what intrigues Asimov is that Michigan is particularly positioned to make Riesling — a varietal that Asimov loves, and doesn’t think gets enough respect. (Asimov particularly cites the Riesling made by Peninsula Cellars and Chateau Grand Traverse.) Although Mr. Asimov has admittedly not (yet) visited Michigan (one of six states he’s not been to), hopefully, he does soon and writes about our great wineries and producers. It’s just more proof of how fortunate we are to live in the Midwest, where such great and varied crops thrive relatively close to our homes.