Category Archives: Wine news

Beausoleil at SummerSounds

       The legendary band Beausoleil came to Greensburg, Pennsylvania Friday night bringing with them the true spirit and sound of the Louisiana low country.  Their SummerSounds performance on the Robertshaw Amphitheater in St.Clair Park conjured up the feeling of … Continue reading

Posted in Wine news | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Lavender Festival at C.W.Klay Winery

       The 3rd Annual Lavender Festival at the C.W.Klay Winery in Farmington, Pa was held on one of the most beautiful days of the year.  Blue skies and warm breezes greeted guests as they arrived to stunning views of … Continue reading

Posted in Wine news | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Exploding Wine Bottle Alert!!!!

     The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board has issued a safety alert for indigenous selection Prosecco Brut 2013 because of insufficient packaging, A.K.A. weak bottles, that has lead to some bottles spontaneously exploding.  Anyone who purchased this “Chairman Selection” wine should … Continue reading

Posted in Wine news | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

It’s Wine Time at the Colony

     It’s Wine Time at the Colony wine festival returns to 365 Saxonburg Blvd Saxonburg, Pa on June 21st and September 6th, 2014.  The event has expanded and will feature 13 Pennsylvania wineries spanning three of the states most popular … Continue reading

Posted in Wine news | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Standing Stone Vineyards Releases 2012 Saperavi

  Standing Stone Vineyards “Officially” releases 2012 Saperavi.  Standing Stone becomes the first winery in the U.S. to bottle and release the newly classified Saperavi grape under its newly recognized and rightful name.  In conjunction with the iconic Dr. Konstantin Frank … Continue reading

Posted in Wine news | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Glenora Egg Update

       A little while ago I reblogged a post from Glenora Winery on Seneca Lake in the Finger Lakes that dealt with their newest acquisition, a concrete fermentation tank A.K.A. “The Egg”.  I was curious how things were going … Continue reading

Posted in Wine news | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Greenhouse Winery

     My wife and I made our first visit to the Greenhouse Winery a few days ago.  As the name would suggest the tasting room and winery are located next to the impressive Hazuza greenhouse that is filled to overflowing … Continue reading

Posted in Wine news | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Wagner Vineyards 2011 Chardonnay

       I am not a huge Chardonnay fan but I do like the style made in the Finger Lakes.  They tend to be dry but not the bone dry examples that are so popular in California.  We had a … Continue reading

Posted in Wine news | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Winter Damage

    Much of my childhood was spent growing up on my mother’s family farm just across the road from our house. Many of my relatives live nearby in houses built on land that was carved out of the original … Continue reading

Posted in Wine news | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Briar Valley Vineyard & Winery

       I was very happy to hear from Tod & Jean Manspeaker, owners of Briar Valley Vineyard & Winery in historic Bedford, Pennsylvania.  I am grateful they took the time away from pruning the vines, work that was delayed due to the … Continue reading

Posted in Wine news | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment