Yo, Chester County! Taste Local This Weekend! (Feb 5-6)

Vinted on February 1, 2010 binned in wine industry events

Those of you Chester County, PA folk who feel compelled to Go Green by supporting business that produce wares locally – and those of you who just happen to like supporting local business, or just happen to dig the food and wine produced by local business – will certainly want to check out Taste Local this weekend at the Desmond Hotel in Malvern, PA.

Those of you who aren’t Chester County folk are just gonna have to forgive me for goin’ local today.

Taste Local is billed as “a celebration of the best regional beer and wine, accompanied by locally produced cheeses & other food products.”  As frequent 1WineDude.com readers know, we have some pretty darn good wines being made out here (especially Penns Woods and Chaddsford), but what you might not know is that we’re home to a dizzying array of totally kick-ass beer producers, with stand outs being Troegs, Sly Fox, and the venerable-bordering-on-insanely-good Victory Brewing Co.

All of the above (and more) will be in attendance at Taste Local this weekend.  Tickets range from $35 single-day passes to all-inclusive VIP packages that include lodging at the Desmond.

Well worth checking out, especially if you’re looking for a crash-course in all-things food/beer/wine in Chester County.






  • Mark Cochard

    Dude, Nice,Keep up promoting the locavore stuff.

    • 1WineDude

      Gotta throw some of these in once in awhile. Even though I know some people hate it (unless of course it's an even happening in *their* region :-).


  • Jason Malumed

    Dude, hopefully I'll see you there! Make sure to stop by the Penns Woods booth and say "Hi!" We will also be sponsoring a "savor session" at the event which will be called "A Taste of Italy in Pennsylvania". There will be three sessions, each taking 30 people, for a sit down wine pairing event with great Italian food from a local producer paired with Penns Woods' "Italian" style wines (our Pinot Grigio and our Ameritage, which is really more of a Super-Tuscan style blend).

    • 1WineDude

      Thanks – will certainly stop by if I can make it. Right now, not so sure it's gonna happen but I'm in the 'scheduling juggling' process…

  • Joeshico

    Have much harder time getting PA wines here in NY than you have getting NY wines.
    Did visit Chaddsford a few years ago and was impressed by the Merican (I believe it was called) and
    the Chardonnay. They had two Chards. Both very different, but both were nice wines.
    Planning on a Lehigh Valley tour this summer and may get down to Philly and visit some wineries in
    the Chester County area.

  • 1WineDude

    Nice – if /when you get down here, contact me!

  • 1WineDude

    This just in – due to the winter storm, I've heard that TasteLocal might be CANCELED for this weekend.

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