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Lucy Rogers, Town&Gown

Lucy Rogers teaches wine classes and offers private wine tastings through Wines by the Class. She also is the event coordinator for Zola Catering.

Articles by Lucy Rogers, Town&Gown

From the Vine: The Forgotten California Region From the Vine: The Forgotten California Region
13 weeks ago - Town and gown
When people think about California wines, they usually first think of Napa and Sonoma valleys. But the Central Coast wine-growing region, located just south of San Francisco and stretching all the way down to Santa Barbara, just north of Los Angeles, is a 250-mile swath of land that is home to more [Read More]
From the Vine: Navigating Through the Online Vineyard From the Vine: Navigating Through the Online Vineyard
22 weeks ago - Town and gown
Have you ever had a nice glass or bottle of wine at a local restaurant and then searched for that wine at the liquor store and not been able to find it? Have you ever wondered why wines you can get in other states you can’t seem to get in Pennsylvania, or wondered about the significance of the [Read More]
From the Vine: Merlot Still Has Magic From the Vine: Merlot Still Has Magic
30 weeks ago - Town and gown
It seems that even nine years since the release of the film Sideways, Miles’s retort about not drinking Merlot still arises in any conversation about the popularity of this particular red wine. If you recall the film about a trip to Santa Barbara wine country, Miles is in pursuit of the noble [Read More]
From the Vine: Petite Perfection From the Vine: Petite Perfection
39 weeks ago - Town and gown
Petite Sirah is a grape with a somewhat mysterious identity. In the 1880s, a grape called Durif was discovered as a cross between the noble French grape Syrah and a less common French grape called Peloursin. While the grape is now nearly extinct in France, it is still being cultivated in northern [Read More]
From the Vine: WPSU Wine Festival From the Vine: WPSU Wine Festival
48 weeks ago - Town and gown
The fifth annual WPSU International Wine Festival is scheduled to take place on Sunday, September 29, from 1:30 to 5 p.m., at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel. And it promises to be as big and as varied as it has been in the past. For those of you unfamiliar with the event, it is the kind of [Read More]
From the Vine: Rosés From the Vine: Rosés
57 weeks ago - Town and gown
Summer is here, and there is no time of year better suited to enjoying a chilled dry rosé. While rosés still tend to suffer an association with white Zinfandel and wine coolers, dry rosés are slowly but steadily working their way into the public’s consciousness and carving [Read More]
From the Vine: Try less common red wines From the Vine: Try less common red wines
66 weeks ago - Town and gown
It is estimated that there are more than 10,000 different grape varieties used to make wine in the world. Ten thousand. How many can you name? How many have you tasted? Everyone knows Merlot, Cabernet, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio — but that is just the tip of the iceberg. Italy alone boasts more [Read More]
From the Vine: Blended wines From the Vine: Blended wines
66 weeks ago - Town and gown
So often wine buyers — particularly Americans — go to the wine store in search of a varietal wine. A varietal wine is one made from a single grape variety — Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot. An option that is often overlooked is blended wines, i.e., wines made from multiple [Read More]
From the Vine: A New Cabernet Sauvignon in Town From the Vine: A New Cabernet Sauvignon in Town
83 weeks ago - Town and gown
What do you think of when you think of Cabernet Sauvignon? For me, the words “big,” “tannic,” “currants,” and “layered” generally come to mind. I’ve never considered it a “go-to” wine unless I was eating something such as steak or [Read More]
From the Vine: Uncomplicated Wines for the Holidays From the Vine: Uncomplicated Wines for the Holidays
84 weeks ago - Town and gown
As the holidays are upon us and we find ourselves out socializing more frequently than any other time of the year, so-called “cocktail wines” are a bit more in demand, for both drinking and serving. [Read More]
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