by Dave Williams
Life certainly seems to span a smaller circle, although no less rich. Changes have caused me to reflect on many things that never caught my attention before, because of busyness. At first it was annoying, but now I look upon it as an opportunity to explore and expand my awareness. To that point I have been investigating and drinking a number of new wines along with cooking some new recipes. White wines composed of some less familiar grapes have captured my interest: Roussanne, Marsanne and Viognier. They offer a rich mouth feel and plenty of complexity to rival many reds. Most enjoyable with the smaller gatherings at my table with a very small circle of health-conscious friends.
I urge you to take a moment and reflect on those things big and small for which you can be thankful. Pause for a moment and celebrate the occasion with a new or favorite wine or recipe. Share the experience, because nothing is so valuable until shared with someone else.
I encourage everyone to take advantage of the virtual wine tastings (VWT) offered by PWS, hosted by Marty Cook, on Zoom. This is an opportunity every two weeks to open a bottle someone else is opening at the same time and share the experience. We’ve offered varietal-specific and region-specific events, and several VWTs have highlighted some of Pennsylvania’s top wineries. Please stay safe and healthy. Happy Holidays.