LOCAL PAIRINGS: Johnny Weir Loves a Crisp White Wine
In our new Local Pairings series, we’re teaming up bright lights from the worlds of sports, entertainment, food, and media with a wine expert for a bit of tasting and chatting.
In this edition, Olympian, TV personality, fashion icon, and (very!) proud Pennsylvania native Johnny Weir takes a break from his busy schedule to talk wine with Sommelier Scott Zoccolilo.
A self-described francophile when it comes to wine — he especially loves Sancerre — Weir gets a crash course in Grüner Veltliner, a varietal sure to appeal to lovers of crisp whites with plenty of minerality and a citrusy bite. As Zoccolilo explains, fans of colder-climate European wines will find a lot to love in Pennsylvania.
The wine featured in this video is a 2019 Grüner Veltliner from Galen Glen Vineyard & Winery in Andreas, PA.