Ordinarily, any mention of pigskin on this site would be reserved for the crackling variety, and would include words and phrases like “fried” and “glistening” and “juicy pork-induced coma.” But this Sunday being what it is, I’m presenting the word in a different context than one usually finds in a food site. For those like myself, they for whom contests of pigskin and gridiron regularly fail to stir any tribalist loyalties, something’s going down this weekend in Virginia that’s unrelated to football in all but its name.
This Saturday, February 2nd in Clifton, VA, Paradise Springs Winery hosts the 3rd Annual Super Bowl of Wine. The event begins at 3pm and will pit five Paradise Springs Wines against their respective global counterparts in a blind tasting. If that doesn’t seem nearly enough like football to be interesting, consider that much like the televised game to follow the next day, this event will be characterized by audience interaction, discussion of the merits of its regional stars, and a great deal of drinking. The winery also will be offering discounts on PSW wines served in the tasting.
Tickets are $25 per person and reservations are a must, so if you want to be there for this event, call 703-830-9463 to secure a spot. For sports-disinclined wine lovers, this could be the best thing about the coming weekend.
Paradise Springs Winery
13219 Yates Ford Road
Clifton, VA 20124