On Tuesday, Lettuce Entertain You's director of wine and spirits Alpana Singh flew to New York to make an appearance on the Today show with Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb. The Lettuce Wine Cellars master sommelier visited the set to talk about unique wines made in the United State, but outside of obvious regions, like Napa or Washington State.
Gifford started out by saying that America now consumes more wine than any other country, "and that's because of us," she said. To which Singh thanked them on behalf of the wine industry. Singh introduced four bottles each of red and white wine hailing from states including Illinois, Minnesota, Virginia and New York.
In the end, when asked to rate their favorites, the co-hosts picked the 2010 Vignoles from Blue Sky Vineyard in Illinois for the white, but were split on the red. Kotb selected the Illinois red (2009 Prairie State Cab Franc) while Gifford liked the one from Virginia ('08 Barboursville Petite Verdot Reserve).