Summer is still here, and there is nothing like a crisp, cold, white wine at the end of a sunny day to keep the warm-weather vibes alive.

I had a wine last night that hit every positive note when I paired it with steamers and soft-shelled crabs bought from a fish vendor at the farmer’s market. The wine is from a Finger Lakes pioneer, Dr. Konstantin Frank, whose wines and winery consistently rank among the top not only in New York State, but in the US and around the world.

In my glass was his Gruner Veltliner, a honey-hued dry white with a nose bursting with honeysuckle and caramel. The varietal is Austrian in origin and well suited to growing in the Finger Lakes. The wine is medium-bodied and beautifully balanced, with a bright but lean acidity to balance the deeper honey notes.

Delicious and decadent and crafted here in New York State. For more information on Dr. Konstantin Frank’s wines, click here

Happy late August.