Spotted: Queen City Catawba, circa 1842


I just couldn’t resist sharing this bit of hometown wine history, and who doesn’t need a little Longfellow on a Wednesday afternoon? If you’re interested in trying wine made with Catawba grapes, look no further than the Lake Erie wineries of Heineman, Put-in-Bay, Mon Ami, and Kelley’s Island. While Robert Parker probably won’t be weighing in on these bottles, I’ve enjoyed quite a few of them with lakeside picnics over the years. Cheers!

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