With International Women’s Day coming up on March 8, it’s only fitting that this week’s wine selection is from Hudson Valley’s own Clinton Vineyards, run by a pioneering personality in what is now a booming Hudson Valley wine scene, Phyllis Feder.

Phyllis and her late husband, Ben, recognized decades ago that the Seyval Blanc grape could flourish on their farm in Clinton Corners, NY. Today their distinctive still and sparkling Seyvals are world-renowned.

Any of their wines will do, but I’m calling out the 2019 “Tribute” Seyval – the vineyard’s 43rd vintage!! – named to honor the heroes of COVID-19.

Seyval, by the way, is crisp and clean, with subtle notes of citrus, apple, and pear.

Find this and the Clinton selection at www.clintonvineyards.com