Favorite Summer Moments in the Finger Lakes
Ah...summer in the Finger Lakes. Much awaited, all too brief. I asked Team Seneca to share some of their summer “favorite things” moments. Aimee leads off, her words and those that follow from the rest, tell the story.
“Summer is long awaited in the Finger Lakes and once it is here we savor every beautiful sunny day and every warm summer night. My favorite thing is firing up the grill (OK…it’s gas but you still have to push the button, right?), then I pour 2 glasses of deep, rich Blaufränkisch to share with my 24 year old son, Mathew. Warm and welcoming, the wine gets your mouth ready for those steaks. My daughter, Katie will want chicken and classic Semi-Sweet Riesling. And my baby, 19 year old Ann, will invite a few extras over for dinner. This will only happen a few times this summer, when we are all together for a great meal and lots of laughs. (The rest of the time, it’s me and the dog hanging out on the patio with a glass of Cab Franc and a block of cheese on a paper plate.) But when it happens...it is truly one of my favorite things.” --Aimee
Erin enjoys sitting on the patio sipping a glass of Vidal Blanc while watching 4th of July fireworks and celebrating the start of summer.
Ed said, “Summer in the Finger Lakes is the best and there is nothing better than enjoying a Heron Hill 2011 Dry Riesling. Now with the new twist-off cap, I can kick-back in my hammock and open my Riesling with ease, savor it, and know that life doesn’t get any better."
Straight to the point, Bill replied, "Local produce, good wine and no snow."
Carol talked about the summer pleasure of sitting on her deck and watching the hummingbirds enjoy the light, lovely nectar of her flowers as she enjoys the soft, floral presentation of the Heron Hill Muscat.
Steve and I had the same thoughts…a full house for the 4th of July and watching our kids and grandbabies and goofy dogs play in the lake...sunset boat rides…grilled clams and sweet corn and son Dan’s 7 hour BBQ ribs (smokey, sweet, heat)…a chilled glass of Ingle Vineyard Riesling on the porch with friends.
We would love to hear some of your “favorite things” moments.
Cheers to summer! (It's not over yet.)