Category Archives: Wine news

West Pa. Winery & Brewery Website

     West Pa. Winery & Brewery is the companion website to this blog.  I started this site as a comprehensive source of contact information for many of the wineries and breweries in Western Pennsylvania.  The homepage allows you to choose … Continue reading

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On the Edge of Glory

     I talked with Chuck Zaleski of Fero Vineyards & Winery in Lewisburg, Pa recently and got the inside story on “What’s New” at his winery.  When I asked about the 2014 harvest his voice filled with pride and excitement … Continue reading

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Ripepi Winery & Vineyard

     When you think of leaders in the resurgence of winemaking in Western Pennsylvania one name that should immediately come to mind is Richard Ripepi and his Ripepi Winery & Vineyard in Monongahela.  Rich showed great foresight when he founded … Continue reading

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Fero Estate Lemberger 2013

     I have written several posts lately extolling the virtues off the Saperavi grape as the “Next Big Thing” for Eastern winemaking.  I have never written one single post about the forgotten role that the late-ripening Lemberger grape has been … Continue reading

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Food & Wine Classic in Aspen

     The Food & Wine Classic in Aspen will be celebrated June 19-21, 2015 in Aspen, Colorado.  Tickets are on sale now at http://www.foodandwine.com/classic or by phone at 877-900-wine.  You can find answers to many of your questions by accessing the … Continue reading

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Oak

     The flavor and aroma of oak in wine is only second to Red or White in dividing wine drinkers.  Many people simply will not give themselves a chance to appreciate how oak can be artfully used to enhance wine quality whether … Continue reading

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2015 Pa Farm Show Wine Results

Congratulations and Thank You to all the wineries that participated in this years competition.  The entire palate of Pennsylvania wines that paint the portrait of this state’s evolving wine heritage were on display. Double Gold: Best of Show Grape:  Penns … Continue reading

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Fero Vineyards & Winery: Saperavi 2013

     I had the pleasure of drinking my first Pennsylvania grown and made Saperavi recently.  It strengthened my belief that the Saperavi grape has the potential to be developed into the signature red grape grown in the cool climate of the Eastern United … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

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Merry Christmas

     May all that brings you happiness and gives you joy be yours this holiday season.   Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones.

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