Posted in Owner Posts, tagged adirondack winery, adirondacks, amethyst sunset, blackberry merlot, Glens Falls, Lake George, Lake George Business, muscat, New York Wine, Peach Chardonnay, Port, Prospect Mountain White, Summer, Wine, wine list, Wine Tasting, Wineries, Winery on June 2, 2011 |
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LAKE GEORGE, NY (June 2, 2011): Adirondack Winery is proud to announce that four more of its wines can be counted amongst its growing list of award winning wines. At the recently held 24th Annual Tasters Guild International Competition, Adirondack Winery’s Amethyst Sunset (Blackberry Merlot) and Prospect Mountain White (Peach Chardonnay) were awarded Gold Medals; while its Winter Concerto (White Chocolate Port) won Silver and Muscat took home Bronze.
Tasters Guild International is a Wine and Food Appreciation Society based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This year’s wine competition brought 30 experienced wine industry experts together to judge the wines submitted from all over the world. “We are particularly pleased to have earned gold medals at this competition, as we only entered four wines and this was an International competition, where our wines were judged alongside 1,847 wines entered by 335 wineries from 11 countries,” said Adirondack Winery President, Sasha Pardy.
With this latest competition, Adirondack Winery is proud to say that 22 of its wines have earned 39 medals at International wine competitions; which now includes four gold medal-winning wines. Adirondack Winery’s Pinot Grigio and Semillon wines recently earned Gold medals at the 2011 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition, which was held March 26, 2011.
To create these wines, Michael Pardy, Adirondack Winery’s CEO and wine maker, sources high quality grape must from California. The wines are crafted in stainless steel tanks at the Pardy’s newly relocated and expanded wine making facility in Queensbury. The Gold medal-winning Amethyst Sunset is a semi-sweet, light-bodied Merlot infused with blackberry. The Prospect Mountain White is a light, semi-sweet Chardonnay infused with Peach.
The wine labels on these award winning wines were created by Sasha Pardy and feature photographs of landscapes and landmarks of the local region. The Amethyst Sunset (Blackberry Merlot) label features the sun setting at the close of the Adirondack Balloon Festival. The Prospect Mountain White (Peach Chardonnay) boasts an exceptional view of Lake George taken from Prospect Mountain.
ABOUT ADIRONDACK WINERY:
Adirondack Winery opened April 17, 2008 as the region’s first winery and today is recognized as one of the region’s top tourist attractions. Winemaker and CEO, Michael Pardy, sources grape must from various vineyards to create the more than 35 wine varietals on Adirondack Winery’s wine list. The winery’s Tasting Room is located at 285 Canada Street in Lake George, while its wine making facility is located on Big Bay Road in Queensbury, NY. All of Adirondack Winery’s wine labels feature photographs of landscapes, landmarks, and special events in the local region, taken by Sasha Pardy. To date, 22 of Adirondack Winery’s wines have earned 39 medals at International Wine Competitions. For more information, visit www.AdirondackWinery.com
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Well, probably most of you are saying you didn’t know they were “out” – but wine cocktails are “in style” again! That’s right we’re talking Sangria, Mulled Wine, & More… Adirondack Winery’s Wines make a great base for these satisfying cocktails.
1 Bottle Blue Twilight (Blueberry Shiraz) or Amethyst Sunset (Blackberry Merlot); 1 Lemon cut into wedges; 1 Orange cut into wedges; 2 Tbsp sugar; 1 Shot brandy; 2 c. ginger ale or club soda. Pour chilled wine in pitcher; squeeze lemon and orange into it, then toss in wedges; add sugar, brandy, and ginger ale or club soda. Add some ice and serve immediately.
Red, White & Night Wine Cocktail Recipe:
Ice; 1 oz. simple syrup; 1oz lemon juice; 2 oz. Cabernet Sauvignon; 2 oz. Vodka; Blueberries or black raspberries; Powdered sugar. Stir all in highball glass with ice. Roll 3 berries in the powdered sugar; use as garnish.
Fremont Fruit Punch Recipe:
1 bottle chilled Adirondack Winery “Strawsling” Strawberry Riesling; 1 bottle chilled sparkling wine; 3 Peaches and 3 Apricots, all pitted and wedged; 3 c. sliced strawberries; cracked ice; 5 oz. apricot liqueur; 5 oz. maraschino liqueur. Put peaches, apricots and strawberries in large punch bowl. Mix well. Fill bowl almost halfway with ice. Add apricot and maraschino liqueurs. Stir well. Add Strawsling and sparkling wine at same time. Stir well. Serve immediately.
The Star Gazer Recipe:
Ingredients: 2 oz. Adirondack Winery Chardonnay; 1 oz. dark rum; ½ oz. vanilla bean syrup; ½ oz. pineapple juice; 1 lime wedge. Directions: Shake all liquid ingredients in a cocktail shaker for 10 seconds. Fill a highball glass with ice and strain cocktail over ice. Squeeze lime over top of drink, then drop it in.
Warm Mulled Wine:
Mix 1 bottle of Adirondack Winery’s red or white wine that is light on oak tones with 12oz water and 1/2 c. brown sugar in crock pot or pot on stove. Float 1 pack Wine Country Mulling Spices (sold at our store) in pot. Simmer on low for 1 hour. Serve warm.
Wine Cocktail Tips:
Use good wine and liquor. Use a glass if possible. Use fresh ice. Leave any wine snobbishness behind. Don’t forget that the main ingredient is fun!
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