Ruby wine debut this weekend at Clover Hill

Sample the new Ruby wine during its release this weekend at Clover Hill - January 30 & 31 - noon - 5 p.m. both days. Clover Hill's Ruby is a very fruit forward dessert wine, showing rich, ripe berry and jammy flavors and ends with a sweet, warm and soothing finish. Ruby is a perfect after dinner wine or best sipped on a cold winter's night. We suggest serving this wine in a smaller cordial style glass at room temperature or with a slight chill. Only 574 bottles of Ruby were produced. Due to the limited availability of this wine there...

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Galen Glen Chili Cook-off TOMORROW

REMINDER: The Third Annual Chili Cook Off at Galen Glen to benefit The West Penn Fire Company  was rescheduled for TOMORROW from Noon - 3 pm due to last weekend's snow storm. Come and sample the chili recipes of six different chefs and vote for your favorite. For a $1 donation to the fire company, you'll receive a sample of either Chambourcin or Cellar Red and samples of each chili. For $5 you'll receive a 6 oz glass of Chambourcin or Cellar Red and samples of each chili (includes $1 donation).  The winery will match all $1 donations to the fire company....

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Annual Lehigh Valley Wine Trail Events Help Oenophiles Discover Regional Wine and Wineries

The Lehigh Valley Wine Trail has announced the following 2016 schedule of events. All events are free except for Wine on the Mountain and the Vino in the Valley Passport Program, which require the purchase of a ticket and an event passport, respectively. Event hours are Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sundays from noon – 5 p.m. For more details on each of these annual events visit: http://lehighvalleywinetrail.com/category/event/ Vino in the Valley – March 5 & 6, 12 & 13, 19 & 20, 26* (*Please note: Our wineries will be closed on Sunday, March 27 for the Easter...

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Three Questions with… Gregg Amore of Amore Winery

How did this past weekend’s blizzard affect the vineyards? The blizzard had no effect on the vineyard. Snow is typically not a problem. What vineyards do not like are abrupt and extreme temperature changes. Ideally the vines like to acclimate slowly to progressively colder temperatures in fall and gradually re-acclimate to progressively warmer temperatures in the spring. Also, different varieties have different degrees of cold hardiness. Hopefully, people choose to plant vines that can withstand the temperatures of the Northeast. What are some of your favorite wines to enjoy in the winter and why do you enjoy them in cold weather? I personally...

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