A Tale of Two Passions - Wine and Chocolate

November 10, 2017 (Fri)
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Hilton Harrisburg
1 North Second Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101

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Cost: Patron: $70 Member: $75 Nonmember: $85

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Wine     Tasting (sit down)     Educational     Chocolate    


A Tale of Two Passions                                                                                                                   by Stevie Posey

This is the reveal you’ve been waiting for—our delectable “passions combinations” designed for astonishing taste sensory overload.  Join us at 7 p.m. Friday, November 10 at the  Hilton Harrisburg.  Recent events have sold out—so please sign up early, as you do not want to miss this one!   Two local, fun guys we know—Allegro Vineyards winemaker Carl Helrich, and chocolatier Frederic Loraschi—teamed up creatively to delight and amaze us.  Words cannot express how excited I am to present this event for you!   Check out the pairings below, but first, grab a bib, because a mere read will have your salivary glands dancing!

    2014 Reserve Chardonnay - Notes of butter and vanilla and caramel in the nose. Pear and honey and almonds on the palate. Lightly crisp citrus edge on the finish.   Paired with Rise: tart citrus and refreshing notes of mango and passion fruit

    2016 Merlot/Chambourcin - Briary blackberry and plum aromas. Smooth, with light acidity and low tannins. Bright cherry on the palate. Hint of butter on finish.   Paired with Ultra: Association of blackcurrant and floral notes of violet water

    2016 Cabernet Sauvignon - Black currant and cherry aromas. Supple tannins and firm acidity.  Paired with Maracaibo: Single origin chocolate 65% cacao from Venezuela

    2016 Merlot - Raspberry and cocoa notes, with full, yet soft tannic structure. Paired with Red: exaltation of fresh raspberry and dark chocolate

    2013 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon - Stiff tannins and multiple oak and fruit layers of complexity.  Paired with Orchid: Marriage of dark chocolate and organic vanilla beans from Papua New Guinea

    2016 Pinot Noir - Aroma of black cherries. Low tannins and marked acidity. Simple and straightforward. Paired with Cream: Creamy milk chocolate ganache

    2014 Bridge - Complex and firmly structured. Dark cherry, tannins, and oak/vanilla notes.   Paired with Beni: Single origin dark chocolate 65% cacao from Bolivia

    2016 Riesling - Semi-sweet wine (residual sugar about 3.5%)  Peachy apricot nose with noticeable sweetness.  Pear and candied pineapple on the palate. Light acidity.  Paired with Sinful: roasted pineapple caramel (hints of vanilla and hazelnut)

    2015 Forte - Fortified with brandy distilled from Allegro Pinot Noir by Old Republic Distillery in York. Alcohol approximately 20%.  Residual sugar around 8%. Sweet alcohol and caramel/oak on the nose. Heat from the alcohol and acidity on the palate. Cherry/raspberry flavors blended with vanilla and oak on the palate. Finishes clean.

Patrons:  $70                      Members: $75                     Nonmembers: $85

Park in the Walnut Street Garage and present your parking ticket at the Hilton Front Desk or Gift Shop to receive parking for $2.50. 

 Register ONLINE at www.pawinesociety.com