EP 813 The Other 46: PA Wine Tasting with Penns Woods Winery

Gary sits down and tastes 3 Pennsylvanian wines with Jason Malumed from Penns Woods Winery. They talk about the “Other 46” and the future of PA wines.

Wines tasted in this episode:

2007 Penns Woods Chadonnay Reserve
2005 Penns Woods Melot Reserve
2005 Penns Woods Ameritage Reserve

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luca bercelli


line of the day – ‘The Vanilla Villain might have to make an appearance’

Didn’t think I was going to like this guest but he turned out knowledgeable and passionate…and did a good job trying to market obviously overpriced wines

Tags: chardonnay, merlot, Pennsylvania, red, review, Video, white, wine, wines

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  • bfr1028

    Update on 3 day old and spoiling previously giving me a headache red wine… no headache today!! 🙂 🙂 Wonder what this unscientific test means????


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  • mxcnmrcnzrr

    So GV did this dude lose his job what with the honest take on the Ameritage?

  • jsums

    Always appreciate the honesty, GV. QOTD – Jean Farris Estates and Winery outside of Lexington, KY. A couple of their reds, the “Tempest” blend and the PS, really brought the thunder and rocked my world. Shocking.

  • wunderbar21

    Having grown up and lived in PA (now live in MD), I can say that the wine growing areas in PA (Philly area and Lake Erie region) produce OK wine. I have tasted most wineries' wines. They're the “girl-next-door” wines – nothing awful but not a beauty queen either. They are generally not the most established wineries, but they use what they got. Personally for my tastes, a lot of PA wines tend to be overly priced grape juice with a kick.

    Like Gary said, PA still operates under Prohibition-style politics with a communist control of liquors. Although the wineries work hard, I believe PA governmental legislation makes it an uphill battle for retailing.

  • Hahaha, no, Gino obviously didn't agree with the rating, but he was fine with it. Listen, I told him how GV rolls, and he was prepared to get his wine bashed. It just comes with the territory

  • jayhitek

    QOTD: Not a lot shocks and surprises me. Here's one. Scott Brown winning the election in Mass. Didn't shock me, but did surprise me. The people spoke up.

  • TommyB

    QOTD: Hearing that Greece is totally skint!

  • lawrenceleichtman

    Trying to rewire my bathroom. Knocked me right to the floor. I have a problem with this type of show. These wines command Napa prices but do they have the taste. Small wineries making small batches of wine at high prices regardless of how good the wine is are going to have a difficult time going beyond the tasting room purchase.

  • d000d

    Double nickles = BARF! This kid got lit up a bit (although, Gary, you did not make it easy for him). Not a fan of the wine hustle…

  • I beg to differ. I wasn't there to try and get 90+ point ratings for all the wines, I knew that wasn't going to happen. I am really just trying to spread some awareness about PA and give you guys the inside info before it starts exploding. If I wanted 90 point ratings, I would've waited a month or so and come back with our 2007 vintage reds. I really firmly believe there is something special going on at the place I work, and that is the sole reason I signed up for my job there. I always tell people up front in the tasting room that I was a wine lover first, and then a Penns Woods employee. I never have a problem bashing some of our wine (like the White Zin style wine I mentioned). I'm sorry if the prices are high, but if you compare what you get with our wines with equally priced Napa's, I know our wines are priced MUCH better for the expense that actually goes into each bottle. As far as Gary not making it easy, I totally disagree. Yes, Gary is high energy, and if I hadn't seen the show before, I probably would have turned into a babbling mess, but he really does ask good questions and allows you to get the most out of your story.

  • allegrovineyards

    Great to see a show on one of our best PA wineries! Gino's get a great touch with the wines. They're are a lot of us out here thinking the Merlot and Chardonnay are the grapes for the Keystone state. Thanks for shining the spotlight our direction!–Carl/Allegro Vineyards/Brogue, PA

  • allegrovineyards

    Actually, winemakers add fewer sulfites to wines with low pHs and/or higher tannins. Alcohol doesn't play much in the game, in that it doesn't have the anti-oxidant/anti-microbial effect we're looking for when we add sulfites.

  • Mike in C-town

    QOTD: Stellar, Pennyslvania, merlot. All together.

    Sign me up for the Chris Mott Association of Wine Students t-shirt. With “Amazing. That Chris Mott is just unreal” on the back.

  • Let's make this shirt happen!

  • pawncop

    I really enjoyed this episode. Kudo's to Jason and would love to try the Merlot.

    QOTD – It has been so long since I have truly been shocked or taken by surprised. But then working in an ER and in law enforcement, it takes a lot to surprise or shock me. Sorry to sound so cynical, but it is the truth.

    I also support the Chris Mott Association of Wine Students t-shirt. It will go well with my “Link it up” Shirt.

  • Shoot me an email at jason [at] pennswoodswinery [dot] com and I can create an order for you if you'd like

  • Gary first of all you are a nut! But most importantly thanks for taking the time to meet and hang out with Jason. I never realized the breadth of wine offerings that come out of Pennsylvania but I'm certainly going to keep my eyes open now.

  • iancanderson

    As a fellow 23-year-old Pennsylvanian, congrats on the great show.
    Gary, you grilled the young man, but he sounds like he knows his stuff!
    If you were 30 minutes outside of Pittsburgh instead of Philly, I'd be scheduling a visit soon. Keep it up!

  • It's always nice to see that good wine can be made in other states. Good luck to you Jason.

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  • yeah, it almost put me off coffee.

  • Anonymous

    Nice kid..bad wines… http://www.winelx.com

  • luca bercelli


    line of the day – ‘The Vanilla Villain might have to make an appearance’

    Didn’t think I was going to like this guest but he turned out knowledgeable and passionate…and did a good job trying to market obviously overpriced wines


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