More Hockey and Wine

Detroit is a major sports town, and the pride for all of the home teams, never seems to waver much.  Each team has their own unique arena and the venues have changed over the years.  One of the most popular sports, because of the huge systems for the youth is Hockey.  Years ago an arena was built originally as the home of the “farm team” for the Detroit Red Wings and it is still one of the finest of the secondary ice arenas around the town.  It is considered big time for any team to play another team at the Compuware Arena.

MI Ginopolis Compuware Arena MB


This particular sports arena actually has a full restaurant on the grounds and we attended a hockey game and had time to have dinner and some wine while we were there.  The restaurant there is owned by a restaurant that we frequent on occasion, so we were well acquainted with their food.  The Ginopolis group features ribs from the famed Montgomery Inn in Ohio, and that is usually what I order for myself at either of the two establishments.  My Bride will get something like Herbed Tilapia or another fish dish, and then she will have a couple of ribs from my order as well, and that fixes her desire for ribs.

KJ Chardonnay 1997


With ribs, I do not mind having either a red or a white wine with them, so I wait to see what my Bride will have for her entrée, before I decide.  Since she was having a fish selection I opted for a Kendall Jackson Chardonnay 1997.  It is always a good wine, year in and year out, and it is very food friendly as far as we are both concerned.


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One Response to More Hockey and Wine

  1. AL POE says:

    I so LOVE Montgomery Inn been there a few times,,, I still buy there BBQ sauce at many supermarkets in our area.

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