Calin and I had our vacation this week; we went to the Finger Lakes with her Family to visit wineries, then on Saturday we took a bus trip to see the Yankees play the Blue Jays in Toronto.
Most of the wineries we toured were around Keuka Lake, plus we hit a few near Seneca Lake. I think the best wine we tasted was at Ravines Wine Cellars on Keuka Lake. Their Dry Reisling was the first New York wine to get a 90 rating in Wine Enthusiast, and their other wines were really good too.
Most of the wineries were really good; this one just really stood out in my mind- I wanted to buy everything I tasted there, but unfortunately, their wine was also pretty expensive. Anyway, we ended up buying 10 bottles during our trip, which made our wine cooler happy. My brother will be pleased.
Our Toronto trip was a bus tour through work; it was a really long ride, but well worth it- the only downside to the whole thing was that it was raining, so they had to keep the roof closed. It seemed to clear up later, but they still didn’t open it. I couldn’t believe how high the resolution was on their scoreboard/videoscreen. I couldn’t find out for sure, but I think they use LEDs rather than the big jumbotron bulbs, so the picture is really crisp and bright. I took a picture of it that you can see here.
The game itself was good, the yankees held out and won, a lot of Yankees fans were booing A-Rod; I guess he hasn’t been doing well lately (he certainly wasn’t last night). One of the older guys on the bus said, “A-Rods really carrying his weight… Ugh- I’m going home and taking some asprin”