We were pleased to read this past weekend in The Wall Street Journal that our friends at Iron Horse Vineyards were cited by Dorothy Gaiter and John Brecher as one of the two best U.S. sparkling wine makers. The story is a guide to buying domestic “Champagne” or sparkling wine to celebrate Tuesday’s Inauguration of Barack Obama.

Another fan of Iron Horse is Gary Vaynerchuk, the online wine superstar who visited Beet.TV studios some months back for a little wine tasting.  Gary calls Iron Horse the “premiere” domestic producer of sparkling wines. The segment begins with a bottle of bubbly exploding and the cork miraculously ricocheting from our 12 foot ceiling and into a wine glass.

Iron Horse Vineyards is a former client of my PR firm and over the years the Sterlings have been close friends with our family. Kathy and I have a bottle of Iron Horse in the refrigerator for Tuesday night. Time to celebrate and to toast to good days ahead.

— Andy Plesser, Executive Producer