Taste the first wines of the 2016 Vintage during Nouveau Weekend

The nine wineries of the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail will debut their first wines from the 2016 vintage, along with other new wine releases, during Nouveau Weekend on November 19 and 20. It is the final Wine Trail event of the year. Traditional nouveau wines are bottled very young, with limited barrel aging, and are light, fruity and semi-dry to dry red wines. The wine trail event is based on a tradition started in France and continued each year in which nouveau wines are released the third Thursday of November. Each winery will feature its own activities including live music, food and...

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Do you know Gluhwein?

by Sarah Troxell of Galen Glen Winery Crisp days, cool nights, November is the heart of autumn. Harvest has just ended and our winemakers are tucking wines into tanks until spring bottling commences. ‘Tis the season to think of wool sweaters, plaid scarves, fire pits and a glass of traditional warm spiced wine. Spice or mulled wine dates back to second century Rome. Consumption of it spread through Europe as the Roman army traveled, conquered and traded. Today you can drink Glühwein in Germany, Glögg in Norway, Sweden and Finland, vin chaud in France. All the European countries, and quite a few...

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