Weekends on the wine trail

Want to get out and do something unique on the weekend? Consider the short drive to York, PA for Uncork York where you can taste wine right from the barrel, attend winemaker dinners and so much more.
EASTON, Md. — March 11, 2011 — Spring is right around the corner so it is time to dust off those winter doldrums and hit the wine trail. 

A short drive from Maryland and Washington, DC,  you can visit York, Pennsylvania where every weekend in March they are celebrating Uncork York. The York County wine trail has 13 participating wineries that are offering special activities during March weekends. 

Courtesy Uncork York

Courtesy Uncork York

Friday night’s winemaker dinners are offered at local restaurants that feature wines expertly paired with dishes crafted by the chef. On Friday March 25th John Wright Restaurant will feature the wines from Naylor Cellars. The dinner consists of four courses plus hors d’oeuvres with wine pairings for $65 per person. For instance during the dinner you will savor braised local pork with wild mushroom and sage risotto paired with the Naylor Chambourcin. Cullari Veinyards is also offering a winemaker dinner on Friday, March 25th at The Commonwealth Room at the Yorktowne Hotel. 

Saturdays and Sundays the wineries offer Tour de Tanks events where guests will have special barrel tastings in the cellars of these wineries. Winemakers will conduct these tastings and reveal other secrets to creating their signature wines during the tasting. Tickets are $25 per person and include a souvenir wine glass. 

A wide variety of accommodations are available in the area that range from Bed & Breakfast to more full service hotels. Packages that include lodging, tastings, dinner and more are available to make you Uncork York experience stress free. Visit www.uncorkyork.com to get details about these upcoming events and packages.

About Laurie:

Laurie Forster, The Wine Coach®, is a wine educator and author of the award-winning book “The Sipping Point: A Crash Course in Wine.” Her specialty is delivering wine edu-tainment for corporate events, group tastings and team-building seminars. She is also a sought after guest expert on radio shows across the country, including Martha Stewart Radio.  Her Online Web Workshop Pick The Perfect Wine Every Time begins March 28th and is open for enrollment.

Read more of Laurie’s work at The Sipping Point in the Communities at the Washington Times.  


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Laurie Forster

Laurie Forster, The Wine Coach® is a wine educator, dynamic speaker and author of the award-winning book The Sipping Point: A Crash Course in Wine. Laurie was not born with a silver corkscrew in her mouth. In fact, growing up Laurie thought wine was pink and came in a box. After several stressful business dinners trying to order off wine lists the size of a phone book, she began educating herself on wine. In 2001 she left the business world to professionally study wine and save others from these awkward moments. Laurie began her wine career in Manhattan where she studied with the American Sommelier Association to earn her certificate in Viticulture and Vinification. She has since earned an Advanced Certificate with the Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET), completed her first step towards certification with the Court of Master Sommeliers and has trained at the Culinary Institute of America in Napa Valley. Laurie’s specialty is creating unique corporate keynotes, team building events and group tasting seminars where she can deliver on her mission to demystify wine one glass at a time. She is also a regular contributor to several magazines; a sought after guest expert on TV and radio stations across the country, including Martha Stewart Radio. For more visit: www.TheWineCoachSecrets.com

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