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Hey fellow lushes! Today, we're going to address that burning question: What wine goes best with hot dogs and

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Roll On Down to Wine Rocks

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Illustration by Andrew Saeger, tHE ARTdept.
Hey fellow lushes! Today, we're going to address that burning question: What wine goes best with hot dogs and Spam tacos?

What's that? You'd rather crack open a 40 with those savory snacks? Well, The Wino's got nothing against a trip down the bunny hole with a big-ass bottle of Mickey's, but in the spirit of keeping an open mind, consider this: Go on and make up your own mind.

Yup, there's a wine tasting event next week that's unlike any other, bringing together the holy trinity of songs, slurps and sups. Wine Rocks throws out those elitist tasting rules, encouraging sippers to eat up from the food trucks parked down on the waterfront, near Elliott Hall at Pier 66, for the event: Tokyo Dog, Marination Mobile, Sweet Wheels and Rolling Q BBQ.

There's a super smashing lineup of producers pouring fermented grape juice to pair up with that street food, too: Animale Winery, Baer Winery, Barons V, Barrage Cellars, Celaeno Winery, Chatter Creek Winery, Corvus Cellars, DiStefano Winery, Dusted Valley Vintners, Eye of the Needle, Fidelitas Wines, Fjellene Cellars & Vineyard, Gifford Hirlinger, Glencorrie Winery, Gorman Winery, Guardian Cellars, Hightower Cellars, Jones of Washington, Kiona Vineyards & Winery, Long Shadows, Magnificent Wine Co., Mark Ryan Winery, Michael Florentino Cellars, Pontin del Roza Winery, Purple Star, Renegade Wine Co., Robert Ramsay Cellars, Smasne Cellars, Terra Blanca Winery, Treveri Cellars, Walter Dacon Wines and Waters Winery.

By the way, as you sharpies might have noticed, those are listed in alphabetical order, not in order of the amount of love The Wino has for those wineries. Oh, I'm pretty keen on all of those on this list, but will be making like a WalMart shopper on Black Friday to get my glass in front of Long Shadows, Baer, Guardian Cellars, Gorman, Mark Ryan, Waters and Kiona. First, I'm gonna start with a glass of bubbly from Treveri.

Then, when I'm in my happy place, I'll probably wander over and listen to some music. You know that tired old practice of using "rock star" to describe people you think are beyond groovy? Well, here's a bunch of rock star winemakers (and wine scribes... give it up for Wine Enthusiast Paul Gregutt!) acting like a bunch of rocks stars at Wine Rocks. Rock on!

Here's the performers, hoping to hit the right note between velvety fruitiness and bracing acidity:

• The Wicker Rhinos - Paul Gregutt (wine writer) and Larry Davidson (sommelier)

• The Fox and The Raven - Chip McLaughlin (Vinyl Wines) and Mari Gisele

• Turbo Grape Mashers - Gordy Rawson (Chatter Creek Winery)

• Shelley & the Curves

• Soul Jelly

Only wish there were going to be a karoke after party because you know who would be first up. The Wino's signature song: I'm Drunk Again.

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