The Pennsylvania Winery Association

Photo Courtesy: Pennsylvania Winery Association

Photo Courtesy: Pennsylvania Winery Association

      The Pennsylvania Winery Association has a very useful and informative website and you can get access to it by going to http://www.pennsylvaniawine.com..  Starting on the homepage you can explore many interesting features including an extensive list of winery events for the upcoming year plus trip planning info coupled with downloadable winery maps available under the Trip Planner tab.  Pennsylvania is divided into seven wine growing regions with my favorite designation being the “Groundhog Region”.  Let France have Bordeaux and Italy have Tuscany, give me that Groundhog A.V.A..  Pennsylvania is home to eleven wine trails and P.W.A. reports that there are one hundred twenty-three wineries in the Commonwealth.  While you are visiting the site take the opportunity to add your e-mail address to their e-mail list or consider following them on Twitter.  The Pennsylvania Winery Association has done an excellent job with their website and it will certainly offer anyone researching it with an insight into the state’s wineries that isn’t available anywhere else.  http://www.pennsylvaniawine.com   

Free Wine Vintage App

English: Wine grapes. Español: Uvas de vino ro...

     If you have ever been in a store or restaurant  and were unsure of which wine to purchase this app can help.  M. Shanken Communications, Inc. has released  Vintage Chart+ By Wine Spectator so you can carry one of Wine Spectator’s most popular features around in your smart phone.  This new version can be very helpful in choosing the right wines from the most popular wine regions of the world.  This app has lots of useful information so when you add in the fact that it is free it immediately becomes a must have application.  To get it go to the itunes store and search the free apps.