Happy October! With pumpkin patches, haunted houses and Halloween parties, there’s no shortage of fun to be had. But did you know that October is also Pennsylvania Wine Month? It’s the perfect opportunity to explore the world of local wines made right here in the Keystone State.
Whether you prefer a robust red, a crisp white or something in between, you’ll find a bottle that suits your taste at Fine Wine & Good Spirits. Here are some recommendations and more information from FW&GS wine specialist Meaghan Kriss:
- Clover Hill Vineyards and Winery Chambourcin (Lehigh Valley, PA) ($17.49)
- “This bottle has intense flavors of rich ripe fruit and berries and is beautifully oaked. Enjoy this dry red flagship variety for Pennsylvania with duck, grilled tuna and red meats. Every sip leaves you wanting for more!”
- Adams County Winery “Scrapple” (Orrtanna, PA) ($16.59)
- “Pennsylvania’s fifth oldest operating winery, Adams County Winery, makes this sweet, spiced apple wine with 100% local apples. With flavors of apple, cranberry and cinnamon, enjoy this “scrapple” warm or chilled with ham, roast pork and cheese!”
- Crossing Vineyards Chocolate Cherry Truffle (Newtown, PA) ($26.99)
- “This full-flavored, Port-style wine has a complex aroma of dark chocolate mingled with notes of black cherry, ripe plum and toasted oak. On the palate the taste is rich and sweet, with a satisfying, warm finish. Since its establishment, Crossing has earned many awards, including “Best of Bucks” for twelve years in a row! This local gem can be enjoyed on its own or with your favorite dessert.”
- Sand Castle Winery Alpine Spice (Erwinna, PA) (currently on sale for $17.69)
- “Chardonnay and riesling are swirled in this sweet wine mulled with a proprietary spice blend. Warm or chilled, this wine will bring your senses right into the fall season. Like a bite of sweet apple pie, pair this bottle with fall desserts, fruit and ham dishes!”
- Chaddsford Holiday Spirit Spiced Concord Wine (Chadds Ford, PA) ($12.99)
- “This upcoming holiday season keep an eye out for this made in PA wine!”
As the leaves change and the air turns crisper, there’s no better way to embrace the essence of autumn than by raising a glass of Pennsylvania-made wine. So, let’s toast to October, a month filled with vibrant colors, cozy moments and the wonderful flavors of our own backyard. And always remember to please enjoy responsibly!
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Fine Wine & Good Spirits is run by the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board to provide alcohol-based products to the people of Pennsylvania. Visit finewineandgoodspirits.com to learn more.