Monday, March 30, 2009

Your invitation the the NY Riesling Experience

After you view your invitation, scroll down and take the Applewood Riesling Quiz.

Applewood Winery Riesling Quiz

To get everybody in the spirit of things for The NY Riesling Experience on May 2nd and 3rd here at the winery in Warwick. We have decided to test your Riesling IQ and allow you to write your own Riesling Manifesto. There will be 4 prizes and a grand prize awarded to those who demonstrate the greatest powers of Riesling, which can be difficult after a few glasses.

To claim your prize you must answer me these questions three:

Best Meal you've had with Riesling?

Best Riesling Cocktail? Come on, James Bond could come up with something...

Famous Riesling Quote?, ie; The more you Riesling the less you create. Raymond Chandler The wise are instructed by Riesling Marcus Tullius Cicero Riesling is not what decides love. Moliere

Bonus Question Most interesting place you've ever had a Riesling?

Send us an email to or leave a comment here with your name and email answering these three questions below to enter. We will give away a bottle of Riesling for the winner of each category and a grand prize of a mixed case of Applewood Wine to the best overall entry. How cool is that! The winners will be judged by Jonathan & Michele and will be announced at The NY Riesling Experience and here on our website blog.

At The NY Riesling Experience we will have special bottling's of Sweet Riesling, Semi Dry, Dry as well as a vintage 2006 Riesling.

Good luck to all of you and may the best Wino win!

You must be 21 or over to enter and you must come to the winery to claim your prize.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Glorie Farm Winery Label Contest

Last year Glorie Farm Winery held a label contest for their Jumpin Jazz wine. The design here was chosen as the winner.

This week Glorie Farm Winery is holding another wine label contest for the label design for their "Red Quartet" wine. The contest will run on from March 15 - March 22.

If you are an artist, or know one, please go to and search under "Glorie Red Quartet." It will explain what they are and aren't looking for. They will also give you feedback during the course of the week so you can tweek your design. The grand prize is $150 if your label is chosen.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Applewood Winery to host New York Riesling Experience

Applewood Winery located in Warwick, New York is launching the first New York Riesling ExperienceA celebration of New York’s finest grape. The event will take place May 2 & 3, 2009 at the winery located on 82 Four Corners Road in Warwick, New York from 11pm to 5pm each day. Your visit to the New York Riesling Experience will feature Riesling tastings, Riesling food and wine pairings, Chef Demonstrations, Winemaker discussions, free recipes, comparative Riesling tastings and live entertainment. Admission to the event is $12 if purchased before April 30th or $15 at the door. Admission also includes admission to the Applewood tasting room with over a dozen different Applewood wines to taste.
Winemaker/Owner Jonathan Hull states that “Riesling is the grape of the 21st century. It is also a grape underdog. It’s not appreciated it and is the ultimate food wine. The grape has great flexibility, as it can be made, dry, semi dry, sweet, late harvest and ice wine. This grape grows very well in New York State and I want to bring awareness of the grape and the wonderful wines it produces to the wine consumer.”
About Riesling…Riesling vines are tough. They thrive in cold climates, on steep hillsides, and in marginal soil. The green-skinned grapes ripen later than many other varieties, and sometimes are left hanging on the vine to produce sweet late harvest wines or even ice wines when the grapes actually freeze on the vines. The aromas in the wine that the Riesling grape produces tend to be pear, apple, jasmine, lime, honey and some spice. The flavors range from bright, fresh citrus to ripe tropical fruit. The New York Riesling Experience, customer will have the option to taste the many different variety of wines the Riesling grape produces, as well as a variety of Riesling wines produced throughout the world.
Applewood Winery, is in the heart of the historic Hudson Valley! Come discover the oldest working farm in Orange County and one of the oldest west of the Hudson River. The Hull family and their friends began planting apple and peach trees in former pastures in 1949. In 1994 the winery was created and vineyards planted.
In our tasting room we talk food constantly, almost as much as we talk about our wines. It’s difficult to mention one without the other. Instead of “just talk” we offer a universe of wine experiences, food pairing weekends, tasting classes, a Summer CafĂ© and of course you can just hangout and enjoy the wine and listen to live music in the courtyard.
It gives all of us at Applewood Winery great pleasure to share with you our harvest of wine. Newcomers to the world of wine learn in a comfortable setting and the most jaded imbiber will find a rich and complex tasting experience. To purchase tickets to New York Riesling Experience visit Applewood Winery website or call 845-988-9292.
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Saturday, March 07, 2009

Wreath Fineries Tickets

Wreath Fineries Tickets go on sale Monday, March 9 at 9am. To purchase tickets go to

  • Tickets are limited, purchase early as this event sells out.
  • You must choose a starting winery
  • There are 25 tickets available at each winery for starting.
  • Ticket is defined as a single or couple ticket.
  • Purchases are limited to 4 tickets per order. (4 tickets in any combination of single or couple)
  • Tickets are on sale until the Wednesday prior to event.
  • Once ticket is purchased no changes are allowed.
  • Tickets are non refundable.
  • Event goes on regardless of weather.
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