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November 2018

Making Sense of Burgundy

November 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

---by Averill Shepps A look at the history of grape growing and wine making in Burgundy is daunting indeed. Remains of wild grape vines have been found from Neolithic time (8000 B.C.), and Gallo-Roman vine remains from as early as the first century indicate activity in the area. Through the centuries viticulture expanded while individual parcels marked by measures to limit soil erosion were laid out.  Broad areas of Beaune, Nuits and Dijon were already identified by the 14th century.…

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December 2018
$50 - $65

Wines from the Land of the Long White Cloud – New Zealand

December 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hilton Harrisburg, 1 North Second St
Harrisburg, PA 17101 United States
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---by Bonnie Noll--- While you’re most likely to find New Zealand wines offering the tangy, aromatic style of Sauvignon Blanc, some producers are branching off. A few winemakers are following in the footsteps of those producers in Bordeaux and the Loire, fermenting or aging the wines in oak barrels. Styles vary across the country, so it’s a bit hard to make generalizations, but most NZ producers try to embrace the balance that their climate affords them. Listed below is a…

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January 2019
$35 - $50

PA Wine Excellence XVII

January 27, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Hilton Harrisburg, 1 North Second St
Harrisburg, PA 17101 United States
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--by Averill Shepps   November for the PA Wine Excellence competition means that the entries are coming in to us, sometimes just in time for the November judging. We have assembled our panel from PWS Board Members, some of whom have been involved in the judging for as many as 16 years. We have added other experts to the panel as well as a few previous Board Members. The judging each year is led by Dr. Gary Pavlis of Rutgers…

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February 2019
$50 - $65

Bordeaux – Another Look

February 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hilton Harrisburg, 1 North Second St
Harrisburg, PA 17101 United States
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--by Cathy Boyd   When you think Bordeaux, do you think Blaye? You have heard of Mouton; have you heard of Moulis? We adore Merlot, but where is ‘the Medoc’? Sauvignon Blanc bottles from ‘Entre-Des-Mers’ – where?   There is more to Bordeaux than expensive, special occasion bottles that have to wait a decade to be approachable. Just beyond the prestigious vineyards of the Left and Right Banks are numerous wineries producing quality wines at reasonable prices. Join us for…

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