Cherry pie on the nose. Medium bodied, chewy tannins and lite acid. Tastes of jammy fruit and earth, light dryness.
Song Pairing: ‘Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue’ by Toby Keith
Pair with grilled cheese with chicken and caramelized onions.
History of the Air Force Song: Wild Blue Yonder In 1937, after the U.S. military had been developing airplanes for more than a decade, the Assistant Chief of the Air Corps, Brigadier General Henry Arnold, thought the Army Air Corps needed a fight song similar to the Army, Navy, and Marine Corps. In 1938, Liberty Magazine offered a $1,000 prize in a contest for composers to come up with a suitable song for the Air Force. A committee of Army Air Force wives selected Robert MacArthur Crawford's composition, which was officially introduced at the Cleveland Air Races in 1939. The Air Force actually did not exist as a separate branch of the U.S. military until 1947.