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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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March 2019
$45 - $60

SOLD OUT! 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 Over the last 30 years Portugal has experienced a revolution in its wine-making industry. However, wine is not new to Portugal, archeologist have documented viticulture as early as the 10th and 7th century BC. Wine came to Portugal from the ancient civilizations of the Phoenicians, Greeks, but mostly the Romans in the 1st century. In fact, the Douro region was the first appellation to be established in 1758, nearly 200 years before any in France, to protect…

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April 2019
$50 - $65

Wines of the World

April 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Hilton Harrisburg, 1 North Second St
Harrisburg, PA 17101 United States
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hosted by Scott Casper---- I have a question for you. When was the last time you sat down and had a Shiraz from South Australia that Robert Parker rated 94+ points and at the same sitting also had a Willamette Valley Pinot Noir that James Suckling rated 94 points? In addition, you also had a Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon that Vinous Media rated 93 points and a Chianti Classico single vineyard Grand Selection that Wine Spectator rated 93 points. Let’s…

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May 2019
$50 - $65

Wines of Loire Valley

May 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Hilton Harrisburg, 1 North Second St
Harrisburg, PA 17101 United States
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hosted by Averill Shepps---- At our tasting in May we will sample wines from the Loire Valley, a long swath running from the Atlantic Ocean across Brittany almost directly east to Sancerre and Pouilly in the upper reaches. 600 miles of the longest river in France cross the country over a variety of rock types and the soils derived from them. Reducing the extensive wine production from such a large area to 8 wines for a tasting and making sense…

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June 2019
$50 - $65

SOLD OUT! Bordeaux – Another Look

June 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Hilton Harrisburg, 1 North Second St
Harrisburg, PA 17101 United States
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hosted 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 Cotes de Bordeaux’? Sauvignon Blanc from ‘Entre-Deux-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…

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July 2019
$10 - $20

A Journey to Austria – Galen Glen Field Trip

July 21 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Galen Glen Winery, 255 Winter Mountain Drive
Andreas, PA 18211 United States
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hosted by Marty Cook -  Galen Glen Winery is nestled between the Appalachian and Mahoning mountains on a high elevation fringe of Schuylkill County. It is here, while inhaling the panoramic view and languishing under the shade of an umbrella on the winery patio, that I enjoy a glass of wonderful Galen Glen wine. A myriad of descriptors come to mind: harmony, splendor, romance, awe! It is this cauldron of influences that daily impacts the creative juices of winemaker Sarah…

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August 2019
$55 - $70

August Summer Social at Jo Jo’s *SOLD OUT*

August 20 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
JoJo’s on 22, 7800 Allentown Boulevard
Harrisburg, PA 17112 United States
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by Dave Williams -  Summer can be exhausting. Kids are not in school, work continues, the days are longer, the grass needs mowed. How about a relaxing evening to recharge? No need to cook, adult beverages (wines) will be provided in a pleasant setting that encourages one to slow down and mingle with others while enjoying fine Italian food and wine. The venue may surprise you, as I suspect most of you are not familiar with Jo Jo’s on Rt.…

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