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Beautiful decorating and organizing ideas come from the hands of John and Ann Watson. The artisans behind Watson Pottery and Glass bring an array of pottery that features that handworked signature, like the Wine Cooler or Utensil with the equine relief shown on the left. The jewelry is flameworked glass beads, which create dazzling, and unique ear rings and necklaces. See more from the Watson Pottery and Glass selection at Wine Time on June 17th. It’s the wine-tasting festival where you can sample 16 wineries and shop beautiful artisans designs in one place. Advance ticket specials and details at...
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Donut Day? There’s a wine for that.

Hello National Donut Day.  I know you were created by the Salvation Army in 1938  but I  never focused on celebrating you as a holiday before now.  So, here goes…   Dearest Donut, I know I don’t talk to you often, but, I’m one of your biggest fans. I’m the one who would take the last donut from the office coffee room (after I had already eaten my share). And I think a donut for dessert after dinner is a grand idea. And Dear Donut, not only do you merit the respect of a dessert, you have more than earned your own place as a wine pairing partner. Here’s the general rule.  Sweet pairs well with sweet. Locally, our friend Ken from the American Wine Society (AWS) recommends a cinnamon bun from Oram’s in Beaver Falls with a Sauternes, a French sweet wine from the Sauternais region of the Graves section in Bordeaux. Pairing enhances your enjoyment of food and wine. At Wine Time, the local chapter of the AWS, will have a list of recommended wines to pair with the light menu offerings of the food purveyors.  There are many sweet, savory and fresh choices. On June 18th, there are approximately 140 wines available for sampling and purchase from 14 Wineries .  You’ll find some new wines to enjoy! Just bring your own donuts. Cheers!...
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It’s about the Wine Experience

Welcome to the Wine Experience.  It’s  calling a small, elegant ship your home, as it leisurely travels down a river in Europe.  Each day, the captain ports at quaint European villages which you tour.  Meanwhile the chef stops in the village market to buy the local wines and fresh meats or fish and produce which he serves to you that night. As I describe the many aspects of the Wine Experience that people can experience at Wine Time, when I get to the part about European River Wine Cruises, everyone, and I mean everyone, says “I’ve always wanted to know more about that.” So, take a slow sip of wine and imagine… Stepping off a ship into a European city with charm, great food, entertainment and sites you won’t see here in the U.S. Traveling  in safety, in a small ship (less than 200 passengers) and enjoy excursions, food, beverages and gratuities included in your pricing. Wine can be the centerpiece of so many wonderful moments in life.  And at Wine Time at the Colony, we bring together the winemakers, chefs, artists and artisans and wine fans to help bring out the Wine Experience for you. If you want to expand on your enjoyment at Wine Time, to take you to a wonderful time and place, come to meet Mary Yohannan, a certified expert in River Cruises.   Over 14 winemakers are on site on  June 18 to add to your Wine Experience. Wine Time features some of Pennsylvania’s largest fruit farm and vineyard growers. The approximately 150 wines offered for unlimited sampling demonstrate the diversity from Pennsylvania and New York wine growing regions.  Discover the difference in soils, grape, growing regions, and the many talents of the winemakers. Yes, you can get so much from a just a  sip.  Enjoy the Wine Experience!      ...
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