Say you are looking for a job. You find an advertisement for a seasonal farm worker for a vineyard that pays $18.00 an hour. Sounds great, right? Until you realize what the actual job entails. First, it’s seasonal, so laborers have to alternate between long stretches without any income and then months of 60-hour weeks.… Read More Get-Tough Laws Affect More Than Just Immigrants
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… Read More Pennsylvania? Red Wine? Yes!
When you work in the wine industry, you’ve seen a thing or two when it comes to wine tastings. Below are some of my Do’s and Don’ts when it comes to wine tasting etiquette. DO: Insist you only like Italian wine, do a tasting, and proclaim loudly after each taste that it’s nothing like Italian… Read More Tasting Room Etiquette: From A Tasting Room Manager
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… Read More Is The Lehigh Valley Poised to Become The New Finger Lakes?
After a month of craziness I’m finally getting a chance to catch up a bit here. Work at the winery has been a little nutty with trying to implement a new point of sale system. This all came about because of the new credit card chips and having to get a new credit card system… Read More Finally, A Vacation With Summer Ale & Ozymandias Wine
Your first thought is, “Where are we? Is there really a winery out here?” Driving winding back roads through Andreas, Pennsylvania, I admired the beautiful, hilly farmland. There is an austere beauty to the bare trees creaking in the wind and a lone farmhouse framed against the grey sky. Round and up I went, the… Read More Winery Review: Galen Glen Winery
If you believe that, I’ve got a bridge to sell you.Most Pennsylvanians, as well as almost anyone in the United States, know about Pennsylvania’s ridiculous liquor laws. I face the struggle all the time as a wine writer, as well as working at a local winery in PA. The limits, rules, and taxes we face… Read More PLCB Might Allow Liquor Sales on Groundhog Day