In the wee hours of December 21 (1:30 to 2:40 on the East Coast), we will be able to witness a Lunar Eclipse if we manage to drag ourselves out of bed.
I was informed (by a teacher and aerospace buff) that the total lunar eclipse starts around 2:40 AM and at that time the moon will turn orangy red.
Since it's not an everyday occurrence, what wine should we drink to toast the occasion as these colors set in the sky.
Something orangy if not red of course.
My first thought was a Muscat, a Ben Rye Vino Passito from Italy
Then a piece from Serious Eats on Orange Wines mentioned Savagnin from Jura, oxydation...
Ice wines would be another option of course.
Will you get up in the middle of the night to check the moon?
Are you thinking wine and moon pairing to toast the eclipse or will you go for an orangy beer or a cocktail?
Fee free to share!