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January 2019
$35 - $50

PA Wine Excellence XVII

January 27 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Hilton Harrisburg, 1 North Second St
Harrisburg, PA 17101 United States
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--by Averill Shepps January is a special month for the Wine Society. It is the month when we announce the results of our annual judging of Pennsylvania wines called Pennsylvania Wine Excellence. The title refers to the aim of the event, which is to encourage the wineries in our state to make the best possible wines. Our judging was held in November with the guidance of Dr. Gary Pavlis from Rutgers University. He also directs the wine judge certification program…

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February 2019
$50 - $65

Bordeaux – Another Look

February 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hilton Harrisburg, 1 North Second St
Harrisburg, PA 17101 United States
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--by Cathy Boyd Many factors go into creating a bottle of wine: terroir, grape varietal, the winemakers skills and weather. For Bordeaux, the terroir has been established as one of the best places in the world to grow Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. Bordeaux attracts talented winemakers to practice their craft – some come for a short time, many stay for a lifetime. The wild card in Bordeaux winemaking process is the weather. Weather is the…

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March 2019
$45 - $60

Wines of Portugal…. Anew

March 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hilton Harrisburg, 1 North Second St
Harrisburg, PA 17101 United States
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by Dave Williams If you are like me, you have experienced a few Portuguese wines recently and were delightfully surprised they were no longer the tannic or slightly sweet, nondescript beverage of the past. To that point, Portugal is no longer the bulk wine producer of mediocrity it once was. (Remember Mateus Rose) Joining the EU in 1986 significantly changed Portugal’s wine industry. An Institute of Vine and Wine was established along with regional wine commissions for each wine region.…

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