Arts, Dining & Entertainment
October 15, 2015

Vermont Wine Tasting and Author Talk at Stemwinder

Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. — LUDLOW — The Book Nook and Stemwinder are proud to host Todd Trzaskos, author of “Wines of Vermont: A History of Pioneer Fermentation” on Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. The celebration of Vermont wines will take place at Stemwinder, 46 Depot Street, Ludlow. Trzaskos will talk about Vermont wines, several of which will be available to sample and discuss.

Vermont’s extreme climate may not seem ideal for wine production, but industry pioneers are proving otherwise. For nearly half a century, local winemakers developed distinctive fermentation techniques and adopted select crops to withstand icy winters. In 1970, Frank Jedlicka used traditional recipes to make wine with apples, maple and honey. North River and Grand View followed with other orchard and berry fruits. Harrison Lebowitz planted French hybrid grapes on a Lake Champlain island in the 1990s, and soon Vermont hosted some of America’s first true cold-climate vineyards. Fresh tastes and resurrected flavors now symbolize the Green Mountain State’s ripening wine industry. Trzaskos reveals Vermont’s identity as an innovative and maturing wine producer.

Join for an evening of wine tasting, author talk and pizza. There will be a cover charge of $26 which includes the wine tasting and pizza. Copies of “Wines of Vermont” will be available for purchase at the event, which can be signed by the author. Space is limited. RSVP  by emailing stemwindervt@gmail.com or scott@thebooknookvt.com or calling 802-228-5200 or 802-228-3238.

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