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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: While experts debate the merits and methods, aerating is widely seen as beneficial for many wines From the Vine: While experts debate the merits and methods, aerating is widely seen as beneficial for many wines
25 weeks ago - Town and gown
We all know the scene in the movies where the guy orders a bottle of wine at a restaurant and tells the server to open the bottle in order to “let it breathe” before it is served. I always snicker when I see a scene like that because the amount of “breathing” a wine can do [Read More]
From the Vine: Pinot Noir is Right for Fall From the Vine: Pinot Noir is Right for Fall
33 weeks ago - Town and gown
Pinot Noir could just be the ideal wine for fall: it can be light- to-medium-bodied, and has great earthy tones that pair well with fall foods like roast chicken and duck, mushrooms, and dried fruits. It typically has enough structure and acid to hold up well with other bold flavors found in [Read More]
From the Vine: Sometimes, Less Is More
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From the Vine: Sometimes, Less Is More
39 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Lucy Rogers, Town&Gown
Can you tell the difference between a $15 wine and a $30 wine? If you can tell the difference, is the more expensive wine worth the extra money? We set out to answer these questions at several of our gatherings over the past few months. [Read More]
From the Vine: Sometimes, Less Is More From the Vine: Sometimes, Less Is More
42 weeks ago - Town and gown
I have been tasting wine for a long time. For years I was the managing director for Club Wine International in Chicago, a mail order wine club where members received two bottles of the same varietal wine each month, one domestic and one import. To make those monthly selections, we often tasted as [Read More]
From the Vine: The Right Stuff about Riesling
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From the Vine: The Right Stuff about Riesling
103 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Lucy Rogers, Town&Gown
What do you know about Riesling? If someone asked you, What is Riesling? how many of you would say, It is a sweet white wine from Germany. [Read More]
From the Vine: The Right Stuff about Riesling From the Vine: The Right Stuff about Riesling
104 weeks ago - Town and gown
What do you know about Riesling? If someone asked you, “What is Riesling?”, how many of you would say, “It’s a sweet white wine from Germany”? While it’s true that Germany produces 60 percent of the world’s Riesling, the grape also is grown all over the [Read More]
From the Vine: The Forgotten California Region From the Vine: The Forgotten California Region
217 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
225 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
234 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
242 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]
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