East Coast Misconceptions

Pennsylvania? Red Wine? Yes!

It is now 2017, 54 years since Prohibition ended and the first Pennsylvania winery opened its doors, yet the world of Pennsylvania red wines is still virtually unknown among Pennsylvanians and the larger world. Just yesterday, I had another person exclaim to me, after tasting a Pennsylvania Cabernet Franc from Hackett Wine, “This is really from his grapes?” Yes, my…

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Current Events, East Coast Misconceptions, Lehigh Valley Wine Region

Is The Lehigh Valley Poised to Become The New Finger Lakes?

When one thinks of American wine, it is often our thoughts find us in sunny California, Oregon, and Washington while some of the more outside-the-box drinkers may branch out to include the Finger Lakes, Virginia, and Long Island. America’s wine scene is full of infinite possibilities as well as surprises. Not only does every state now make wine – many…

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East Coast Misconceptions

Erasing The Stigma of East Coast Wines

The “Top 100” wine list by Wine Spectator was just released yesterday. Guess what? The East Coast was acknowledged! It may have only been two wineries, but still…we made it. Congratulations to Ravines Wine Cellars and Wolffer Estate Vineyard on their accomplishment! I’ll have a review of at least Ravines 2012 Dry Riesling from their Argetsinger Vineyard soon. I’m having a…

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