After I lived in Europe, I learned to associate wine with good food. These days I just cannot comprehend enjoying a delicious meal without the accompaniment of wine.
So, since my family doesn’t normally drink wine at Thanksgiving, I brought it upon myself to make sure that I bring along a dry, red (my favorite!).
Last weekend, my mom and I were doing a little shopping at the mall, as per usual.. and I spotted a wine tasting booth. After talking with the lady behind the booth, I found out that Oklahoma has it’s own wineries and a few vineyards! Crazy, eh? Who would have thought. Of course, they have to import most of their grapes from Sonoma or the East Coast but all the wines from Tidal School Vineyards is produced on site.
From their website.. “Built in the 1920’s during Oklahoma’s original oil boom, by John D. Rockefeller’s oil company and later acquired by J. Paul Getty, this 8,000 sq. ft. historic school building has been restored and transformed into Oklahoma’s premier winery and vineyard. Open daily for free tours, free tastings, and a free opportunity to have California-style wine country experience, right here in Oklahoma.”
I may have to go check it out. I have been dying to go to wine country but I guess this will have to do for now.
The question is which wine did I pick up from Tidal School Vineyards?
I chose the Cabernet simply because these grapes were the only ones produced in Oklahoma and not imported from other states.
Support Local! I say.
Does your home state ever surprise you?