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September 2019
$75 - $90

Taste Sensational – Inn at Herr Ridge

September 29, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Inn at Herr Ridge, 900 Chambersburg Road
Gettysburg, PA 17325 United States
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by Lynne Beeson---     It’s your last chance! Two-thirds of available seats sold. Don’t miss this unique wine and food pairing event Sunday afternoon, September 29, 1:30 p.m. at the historic Inn at Herr Ridge, 900 Chambersburg Road (Rt 30), Gettysburg. Noted for fine dining experiences, the Inn also offers a rooftop panoramic view of the Gettysburg Battlefields. If that doesn't tip your interest-meter, perhaps the Wine Spectator awarded wine list or the 6,000-bottle wine cellar will! If you’re new…

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October 2019
$45 - $60

Malbec – The “Lowly” Wine Grape

October 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Hilton Harrisburg, 1 North Second St
Harrisburg, PA 17101 United States
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by Bonnie Noll Malbec originated in South-West France, where it is commonly called Côt (sounds like “coat”), and historically served as a minor grape used for blending in red Bordeaux blends. Then, other regions of the world, most notably Argentina, discovered Malbec. Today, Malbec is grown throughout the world and offers a great alternative to higher priced Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. Malbec is typically a medium to full-bodied, dry red wine with plenty of acidities, relatively high tannin and alcohol…

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November 2019
$45 - $60

Board Selections November Tasting

November 8, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Hilton Harrisburg, 1 North Second St
Harrisburg, PA 17101 United States
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by David Hawkins It’s probably not too difficult to know what this event is about, and these tastings have been popular in the past because they are social as well as educational. You will experience new wines and meet new wine appreciating friends—a perfect combination! Board members will choose a wine to present to you, offering it for your enjoyment and naming its grapes, describing its attributes and telling you a little more than just “where it comes from!” What…

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December 2019

But First . . . Champagne!

December 8, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Greystone Public House, 2120 Colonial Rd
Harrisburg, 17112 United States
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by Lynne Beeson                                                                    But first… Champagne... why?  Because some of us believe methode traditionelle is one of the finest treatments to grape juice ever. Because it is tiny bubble, festive fun. And, because you deserve real Champagne now… not just for celebrating; when, let’s face it, you…

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January 2020
$40 - $55

SOLD OUT!! PA Wine Excellence XVIII – SOLD OUT!!

January 26 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hilton Harrisburg, 1 North Second St
Harrisburg, PA 17101 United States
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This event is SOLD OUT.   We hope you will join us for another event soon!   by Averill Shepps January is the month that your wine society celebrates the Pennsylvania wine industry by holding a tasting featuring the top scoring wines determined by a panel of judges, led this year by Kevin Ostrowski. Kevin has recently received his Certified Specialist of Wine with the Society of Wine Educators. The winery that made the top scoring wine will be given our…

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February 2020
$40 - $50

Godforsaken Grapes – A Search for Wines Less Traveled

February 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hilton Harrisburg, 1 North Second St
Harrisburg, PA 17101 United States
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This event is SOLD OUT - you may be placed on a waiting list to be notified as late as the day of the event should someone cancel their reservation.  Contact the Treasurers via contact us page on this website. by Marty Cook Consider that winemakers are limited only by the fruit on hand and their imagination. The many grape varieties that are at the disposal of the winemaker have been a long time fascination of mine. In my early…

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March 2020
$50 - $65

Being Frank on Dr. Frank – POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

March 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hilton Harrisburg, 1 North Second St
Harrisburg, PA 17101 United States
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-------by Brenda Beland------- This event has been canceled for March 20.  As the current public health risk situation resolves, we will seek opportunity to reschedule.  Please check back with us! For four generations the Frank family has produced wines of the highest quality in the tradition of the legendary Dr.Konstatin Frank, Father of Vinifera, in the eastern United States. In 1957, Dr. Frank planted his first vines and then in 1962, he established Dr. Konstatin Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars. In…

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April 2020
$50 - $65

Winebow Italian Portfolio – POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

April 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Hilton Harrisburg, 1 North Second St
Harrisburg, PA 17101 United States
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-------by Scott Casper------- POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE On Friday evening, April 24 at 7:00 pm at the Hilton Harrisburg, we will be experiencing a special event featuring nine carefully selected wines from the Winebow LLS Italian portfolio. We are honored to have as our guest speaker, Massimo Squitieri, the Pennsylvania Manager of Winebow. LLS is named for Leonardo Locasio Selections. Leonardo Locasio was one of the greatest purveyors of Italian fine wines for decades. He earned the respect of Italian…

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May 2020
$90 - $105

White Burgundy – POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

May 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Hilton Harrisburg, 1 North Second St
Harrisburg, PA 17101 United States
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------- by Lynne Beeson & Averill Shepps-------   POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Following rave reviews from last year’s Burgundy event, Averill Shepps, will again provide a delightful tour of one of the most highly respected wine regions of the world—this time focusing on the grape many say better reflects Burgundy terroir than Pinot Noir—Chardonnay. Limestone soils in rolling hills, steep, sharp valleys, or rocky outcrops are of great importance to the character of Burgundy’s wines, bringing minerality and complexity – particularly to…

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June 2020
$85 - $100

Red, Red Rhone – POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

June 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

------by Lynne Beeson ------   POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE The concept for this tasting is to simplify the signature features of the Rhone Valley’s climate, soils, grape varieties, and its confusion of regulations. There will be a couple nice Rhone white wines to start us off before hitting the serious stuff. We will feature France’s Big Red Mammas. These wines elicit joyful tears from their lyrical fruit and flowers and, at the same time, break down doors with their beastly…

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