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December 2020
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VIRTUAL Tasting with Binah Winery!

December 6, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Crafting Artisanal Wines in an Urban Setting    by Marty Cook Binah Winery (pronounced BEE’-nah) is an up-and-coming urban winery located in the suburbs of Allentown, Pennsylvania. Their Mission states a creative purpose of “inspired, small-batch premium wine crafted in Pennsylvania”. Owner/Winemaker Kevin Danna offers a self-assessment as “Formally educated in the science of winemaking, and practiced in the art, I make wines that are truthful expressions of time and place.” “Time and place”. Approaching each vintage year on its own…

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December 20th Virtual Wine Tasting Featuring Oregon Pinot Noir

December 20, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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by Marty Cook It has crossed my mind of late as to whether or not Lewis and Clark ever considered the Northwest Territories as an ideal place to grow grapes. They were sent on their expedition by Thomas Jefferson, who was an avid oenophile and who tried to grow grapes in his native Virginia. Alas, Jefferson would have been delighted by many of the fabulous wines that now emanate from Washington and Oregon! And, we are delighted to bring you…

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January 2021
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A VIRTUAL EVENT Tasting the Stars ~ The World of Sparkling Wine

January 10 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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by Kevin Ostrowski Popular legend has Dom Perignon uttering, “Come quickly, I am tasting the stars!” when he first sipped the beloved Champagne at the Abbey Hautviller. A favorite of Presidents, Prime Ministers and pop stars, sparkling wines are now made all over the world; and all of us are familiar with the joy of seeing them appear for those moments of celebration – weddings, graduations, new babies, New Year’s Eve and, sometimes, when we celebrate the fact that it…

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Red Wines of Piemonte – A VIRTUAL Event

January 24 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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by Marty Cook Some of my most favorite wines come from Piemonte, Italy which also happens to be the ancestral homeland of my mother’s family. Located at the foothills of the Piedmont Mountains in northwestern Italy, the area is home to cities such as Turin and Asti. The region has a rich tradition in winemaking, where many outstanding wines (both red and white) are produced. Our presentation focuses on red wines made from grapes that could almost be referred to…

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February 2021
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VIRTUAL Event – Super Wine Sunday: The Wines of Rioja

February 7 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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by Marty Cook The Pennsylvania Wine Society is pleased to present “Super Wine Sunday: The Wines of Rioja” as our next in a series of Virtual Wine Tasting events. This event touches upon the Rioja wine region of Spain. The Rioja is a fascinating wine region that is really representative of three distinct terroir as it runs west to east across the northern Spanish terrain. During our presentation, Joe Via will explore one white wine and two red wines as…

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VIRTUAL Event – Mazza Wines of the Lake Erie AVA

February 21 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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by Marty Cook   The Pennsylvania Wine Society is pleased to present “Mazza Wines of the Lake Erie AVA” as the next installment in our series of Virtual Wine Tasting events. This event takes place on Sunday, February 21st at 3:30 pm via Zoom and touches upon three fine wines from the cellars of Mazza Vineyards and the South Shore Wine Company, located in an Eastern American winegrowing region that enjoys the moderating effects of Lake Erie. Mazza Wines Enologist…

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March 2021
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Wine Wednesdays – FREE Virtual Gatherings

March 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Wine Wednesday         by Marty Cook The work week is dragging on and you are half of the way to the weekend.  Wednesday, or “Hump Day”, as it is commonly called.  You need a little pick-me-up.  Something more than a beer, some dinner, and a sitcom.  You have been practicing some form of sheltering-in-place for the past twelve months and you are about ready to scream!  As the late, great Peggy Lee once sang, “Is that all there is?”, despair…

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FREE Virtual Event ~ California Dreamin’… about Wine

March 7 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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California Dreamin’… about Wine! A History of California Wine in Six Glasses                        by Kevin Ostrowski When talking about wine in the United States, most people immediately think of California, and with good reason. California wines rival those of anywhere else in the world and, in some cases, have been deemed the best in the world; but, wine in California had humble beginnings. It is a story of religion, immigration, hard work, taking chances and seizing opportunities. On Sunday, March…

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Presque Isle Wine Cellars ~ A FREE Virtual Event

March 21 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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“Presque Isle Wine Cellars: Where Pennsylvania Wine Began”       by Marty Cook There is a town in the northern most part of the northwest corner of Pennsylvania that is named North East (go figure!).  Near this town is where you will find one of the very first wineries licensed in Pennsylvania soon after the Commonwealth’s legislature passed the Limited Winery Act in 1968.  The name of that winery is Presque Isle Wine Cellars. Presque Isle Wine Cellars was founded by…

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April 2021
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Rosé All Day! A FREE Virtual Event

April 18 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Rosé time is near!   And those lovely pinks will line the aisles of the Fine Wine and Good Spirits stores soon.  Tempting... but what to buy...   Good question, since not all Rosés are the same.  First, there are several different ways to make  a Rosé.  Knowing a bit about how Rosé is made can help you find a preferred style; or at best, take you on a very enjoyable tour of the many available.  Kevin Ostrowski, CSW, WSET3 guides our…

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