Where to Drink Right Now
Just because Schramsberg Vineyards’ sparkling wine has been poured at more than 70 White House state dinners since the Nixon administration doesn’t mean it can’t star at your next backyard barbecue or Netflix night. Need a pairing for your hot buttered popcorn? Tour-guide-cum-standup-comedian Todd Pippin might recommend the 2004 Brut Rosé, bright and dry with notes of peach, strawberry and vanilla. An appointment-only tasting includes a tour of the gothic, lichen-dappled caves and a demonstration of riddling (the classic method of collecting yeast sediment in the neck of each bottle—a crucial part of the méthode traditionelle), still done by hand for Schramsberg’s high-end wines.