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Wine recommendations and comments from Dean and Lisa Foster, Vintage Connections Wine Educators and Consultants. Most wines are available in Southeastern Pennsylvania and are priced between $10 and $20. Up-coming "wine events" available in the Pottstown Tri-county area are listed.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Wine Tip of the Week - Manatawny Creek Cabernet Franc Port

Manatawny Creek Winery Cabernet Franc Port

We don't usually like port, but this one has become a favorite. It is lighter than many port and although it is sweet and high in alcohol (for a wine), it is not too sweet and the 18 to 20% alcohol content is easy to swallow.

This port is made from Cabernet Franc, one of the traditional Bordeaux varietals and one of Manatawny's consistently excellent grapes. While great for sipping alone, this wine is at its best paired with dark chocolate. Yummy!

The Manatawny Creek Winery is owned and operated by the Levengood family and is located just outside of Douglassville.

This is one of the several local Pa. wineries we highly recommend, not just for their wines, but for a wonderful wine tasting experience in their tasting room. They are open seven days a week and do not charge a tasting fee.

The staff is friendly, helpful, and they have a wide selection of wine, from bold dry reds to lighter, sweeter whites, to even a sparkling raspberry.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Manatawny Creek Winery's Port is an excellent port. I usually skip over Port's, and this one is an exception. In fact, I would highly recommend most wines at this local winery. RR

January 22, 2010 at 2:35 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Manatawny Creek Winery's Port is excellent. I usually skip over the Port's, but this one is exceptionally good. In fact, most of their wines are excellent. And, it's local. RR

January 22, 2010 at 2:38 PM 

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