Nectar of the Gods

     When Matt Falenski, owner/meadmaker, of the Laurel Highlands Meadery received state approval for his operation in 2011 his timing couldn’t have been better. Mead is the oldest beverage known to man dating back to approximately 7000 B.C.. It is now enjoying a resurgence in popularity fueled by the wave of craft micro-breweries and their adventurous patrons. Commonly known as “Honey wine” mead is made from honey, yeast, fruit or spices depending on the style of the meadmaker. Laurel Highlands produces a full menu of mead for you to select from including: Traditional, Bochet, Maple, Hopped, Blackberry and Chocolate. Their meads come in sweet or dry table wine and dessert wine. Matt has plans for a tasting room but for now his mead can be found at All Saints Brewing Greensburg, Beaver Brewing Beaver Falls, Four Seasons Brewing Latrobe, Piper’s Pub Shiveouthside, Pittsburgh and are always available to order on his website  Laurelhighlandsmeadery.com

West Pa. Winery & Brewery Website

antenna     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 directories for wineries and breweries that list addresses, phone numbers, and links to these businesses.  Links to this months and next months scheduled events can be easily accessed by clicking on the desired months tab.  You can view photos either on the gallery page or on the scrolling slide show on the homepage.  The “More” tab contains pages for contacting me with your event info, a Finger Lakes Region winery directory plus a page linking you to some of my blog posts.  I started this website with the sole purpose of providing a place where you could find all the info about the wineries and breweries in West Pa.  I don’t have a hit counter on this site and had no idea if it was being used until  I was doing maintenance on it and I noticed it had 5000 Facebook “Likes”.  There isn’t a Facebook page for this site and I am asking everyone to help me promote it by giving it a “Like”, tweet, retweet, post, repost, well you get the idea.  I hope this site can be helpful in educating the public on what is available for them in the area of winery and brewery entertainment.  Thank You    twitter@wpawinepirate     West Pa. Winery & Brewery

Western Pa Winery & Brewery Website Debut

Ripepi Vineyards
Ripepi Vineyards

I would like to invite you to view a website I started to promote the wineries and breweries of Western Pennsylvania.  The site has lists of wineries and breweries with their addresses and contact information.  I have also included event schedules for the next two months.  Other content includes pages dedicated to Finger Lake Wineries, wine & beer related news and galleries of local photos.  Please take a minute to look at this site and see what it has to offer.  If you find it helpful please mention it in your social media with a “Like” or a “Tweet”. Thanks!  Here is a link to the site  http://wpawinepirate.wix.com/wpawinepirateevents/#