Labor day is just around the corner, offering the perfect holiday to get together with friends and family and celebrate the American worker.
At HaloVino, we love our wine just as much as we love our eco-friendly, non-breakable wine glasses. Once you’ve read through our wine blog, make sure you order some reusable wine glasses for all your Labor Day celebrations!
New York and Labor Day
Did you know that the first Labor Day was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882 in New York City? Since then, Labor Day provides the country an opportunity to appreciate the achievements and hard work of American workers.
So, in tribute of the state that brought us all an extra-long weekend every year, we thought we’d pay tribute to New York wine on our wine blog.
The Dr. Konstantin Frank Dry Riesling 2017 is a classic New York wine with an amazing New York history.
In 1951, Dr. Konstantin Frank immigrated to America from the Ukraine to work as a janitor for the Geneva Experiment Station at Cornell University. But he was also concerned about wine production in America, thinking that the failure of wines in New York was due to the wrong choice of vine. He believed that the Vitis vinifera vines, the same ones he knew from Europe, would work better than the American ones being used in Finger Lakes.
Eventually, Dr. Frank was able to share his idea with Charles Fournier — a French Champagne maker — when he was hired by Fournier. In just one decade, Dr. Frank was producing quality wines like:
- Pinot Noir
- Cabernet Sauvignon
Through his vine knowledge, Dr. Frank was able to increase the wine industry in Finger Lakes. In the 20th century, the region became known as the central area of New York’s wine industry.
If you’re looking for a dry Riesling at a great price, grab a bottle of Hermann J. Wiemer Dry Riesling 2017.
The Herman J. Wiemer Vineyard was started by Hermann Wiemer when he emigrated from Germany and settled west of Seneca Lake in New York. With him, he brought a variety of Euopean vinifera grapevines to produce his wine.
This Riesling provides a crisp and fruity taste that’s perfect for any Labor Day weekend event and works well with a wide range of food options.
If you’re hosting a BBQ or get together this Labor Day, you can never go wrong with a bottle of Rosé. We love this Wolffer Estate Rose 2018 from Long Island, New York.
This wine is made on The Wolffer Estate, nestled in the heart of the Hamptons. The combination of local soil — Bridgehampton loam — and the glacial moraine that formed Long Island are what allow the grapevines to flourish.
This wine has a unique and beautiful orange, copper hue that combines with the aromas of apples and ripe pears. Your guests will love looking at this Rosé as much as they love drinking it!
Choose HaloVino Non-Breakable Wine Glasses
We hope that, through our wine blog, you learned a little more about the history of Labor Day and some of our favorite New York-made wines. This Labor Day weekend, make sure you grab a bottle of American made wine and celebrate with your friends and family.
But don’t break out your glass or disposable wine glasses for your Labor Day parties! Instead, go with a more sustainable option. Order our six-pack of non-breakable wine glasses from HaloVino. Each glass is reusable, recyclable, and stackable to make your Labor Day party that much better.
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