East Coast Wine News, July 27


Galer Estate Winery - and its wines - is worth heading out of the city of Philadelphia to visit.

A round up of the news from June 21 - 27, 2020 on the East Coast wine industry because the news is out there, and it needs to be highlighted.

  • Representatives from wineries in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Maryland talked to PennLive's Paul Vigna about the problems of shipping wine in the summer. The type of grape and the time a wine is in transit all affect the quality, and as this hot summer keeps going, consumers are at risk of having wine spoil before it gets to their home.

  • In a different piece for PennLive, Vigna toasts fruit wines, and reveals the East Coast fruit wines that did well in various wine competitions.

  • New York wineries are keeping up with Gov. Andrew Cuomo's pandemic rules they need to follow. Wine Spectator's Collin Dreizen reports how winery's are making sure they follow the latest rule: they are only allowed to serve guests alcohol if they also order and eat food.

  • Nick Vadala highlights 10 Pennsylvania wineries within a hundred miles of Center City, Philly for the Philadelphia Inquirer. Some - like Galer Estate Vineyard and Winery in Kennett Square - are a quick drive from the city. Others - like Waltz Vineyards in Manheim - require planning a day trip.

  • On Wine Blog, Jo Diaz interviews the author of Hudson Valley Wine, Kathleen Wilcox, about what inspires her to write about wine, what her typical day looks like, and more.

North American news that's not East Coast, but not West Coast either

Not because West Coast wine news isn't important, but it already gets plenty of attention.

  • One of America's fastest growing wineries is Oliver Winery & Vineyards in Bloomington, Indiana. It's currently the U.S.'s 40th largest winery, according to Stacy Slinkard of Decanter. The winery grows hybrids that grow well in the Midwest and American grapes in the Southern Indiana Uplands AVA. It also uses fruit from California, Washington and New York State’s Finger Lakes AVA.

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