Labor Day is over and the Cleveland Browns are ready to rumble. While the entire issue of dogs and lifestyle choices (a.k.a Vick) are at the top of everyone’s mind – in terms of wine, dogs are generally honored and revered. Spend a few minutes at a winery and soon you will hear the rustling of a wonderful vineyard dog chasing a bug just a few rows over. Vineyard dogs are so prized that a great book, Vineyard Dogs, has been published on the subject. While I rarely drink wine during a Brown’s game, (yes, normally beer is in the glass) I think this year I will make an effort to support man’s best friend and sip a dog- related wine during the game this Sunday. Perhaps a Dog Point Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand or a Chateau La Paws, Cote du Bone from California will do the trick. Whether you are interested in a doggie drink from California, a good old bottle of Mad Dog 2020, or a perfectly chilled Leg Humper Brew, as Brown’s fans let’s raise a glass to the dog pound and to the spirited fans who love dogs for pets and not as sacrifical entertainment.
About the Author: Marianne Frantz
A Certified Wine Educator, Marianne holds a Diploma in Wine & Spirits from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) of London, and has also earned the Advanced Sommelier qualification from the Court of Master Sommeliers. After successfully participating in an educational competition sponsored by the Wines of Australia in the spring of 2008, Marianne became an educational Ambassador for Wine Australia USA. She is also a Certified Spanish Wine Educator.