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 Café 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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