Christopher Bates (Tom's one and only nephew and sister Ginny's son) written up again for his enology expertise. As for his FLX Wienery being referred to as burgers & dogs - it's all craft charcuterie that he and his staff make... sausages, brats, knocks, salumis, lobster rolls, crab and oyster dogs, Kobe burgers... It's no ordinary hot dog stand! Pair it with a glass of Chateau Margaux 1982 for a mere $190, or a bottle of Champagne Pascal Duquet 2004 Premier Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs with your Tuscan Salumi dog for $750. And in the self-serve, honor system wine case, you can add a rare Lascombes Margaux Bordeaux '78 for just $1,200 to accompany your handmade Andouillette. Not to mention his "FLX Table" restaurant being honored as the Best New Restaurant in the US in 2017 - offering a fabulous 7-course tasting menu with generously refreshed paired wines for each course and all pre- and post-meal aperitifs for just $500 per person.
You can find out more about Christopher and Element Winery here: https://www.elementwinery.com/christopher-bates-ms