A taste of things to come

Judges taste homemade winemakers entries

It’s C-O-M-I-N-G. One of Chester County’s favorite neighborhood parties, Twisted Vintner®, returns bigger and better for the eighth year this Thursday, June 14, starting at 6 p.m. at the Concordville Towne Center.

Noelle Barbone "supervises" the taste of wine

To kick off this year’s event, the Concordville-Chadds Ford Rotary Club sponsors held a members’ homemade wine tasting at Pescatore’s Italian Restaurant on Thursday evening. The winetasting is a tradition celebrating Twisted Vintner®’s inspiration—a friendly competition sharing homemade wines. This year there were nineteen reds and eight whites. Ten judges, all either homemade wine makers, wine suppliers, winery owners, or wine aficionados considered the wines for their appearance, aroma, body and taste. The judges will announce their decision at the Twisted Vintner® party.

Besides wine tastings from area wineries—Paradocx, Grace and Penns Wood—for beer lovers, there will be tastings from four area breweries—Victory Brewing Company, McKenzie Brew House, 2SP Brewing Company, and Kennett Brewing Company. Twisted Vintner® will offer food from ten of the area’s favorite restaurants and food providers—Acme, Brandywine Prime, the Concordville Inn, the Meat House, Outback Steak, Bertucci's, Not Your Average Joe’s, Pescatore's Italian Restaurant, and the newly re-opened Chadds Ford Tavern.

Carmine Delsignore considers a red wine

A hardy silent auction display with a variety of must-win items includes VIP tickets to Eagles and Phillies games, a diamond-studded watch, dinner at seven local restaurants, framed art, guest passes to local attractions, and much, much more. A raffle for the famous “basket wheel barrow of cheer” returns and DJ Joe Gabe is sure to get people up and dancing before the night is over.

Tickets are $60 and available at www.twistedvintner.org. Proceeds benefit the Rachel Kohl Library, Darlington Arts Center, as well as many Rotary Club

programs, including local scholarships, family assistance, and more.

For membership inquiries for the Concordville-Chadds Ford Rotary Club, or for more information, email ccfrotary@gmail.com

 

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About Lora B. Englehart

Lora has a passion for art, gardening, yoga, music and dancing. She continues to research the life of locally born abolitionist and 1998 National Women's Hall of Fame inductee Mary Ann Shadd Cary. She is a dedicated community volunteer, working with the American Association of University Women, Wilmington, DE branch (programs chair), Chadds Ford Historical Society (former board member) and Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art. Lora lives in Birmingham Township with her husband Bill and son Brad. Daughter Erika lives in Pittsburgh with husband Bob and baby Wilhelmina. She is a former French, Spanish and ESL teacher, bilingual life insurance underwriter and public relations coordinator for Delaware Art Museum and Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art.

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