Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Chaddsford Winery and Brandywine Museum are Keystone State Treats...

(courtesy of Brandywine Museum)

Mark and Lynn have just visited Pennsylvania and were surprised by the quality of food and drink there. Nothing fancy for the most part, but really superb red state type comfort food and drink. One of the more refreshing "finds" was the Chadds Ford vineyard in Chadds Ford, PA (about 30 miles south of Philadelphia). We had heard about this vineyard from friends of ours who had visited there recently. The day we visited it was horrible weather and we were drenched and tired from a longish trip from Long Island. Visiting there was a nice antidote to the weather and our fatigue. The clerks were pleasant, knowledgeable and unpretentious.

We didn't stay long, but we managed to have a full tasting and were impressed by the Proprietor's Red and Pinot Noir (we bought six bottles of these two varietals). So far they have been a nice wine to re-introduce our pallets to red wine which we usually eschew in the summer. A nice trip to pair a vineyard visit would be a jaunt to the Wyeth rich Brandywine Museum just down the road. The day we went Andrew Wyeth's grandaughter gave a whirlwind tour explaining some of the significance of her grandfather's paintings to her on a personal level...

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I (Mark) have written for The Christian Science Monitor, Clear Magazine, Picture Magazine, Film Score Monthly, Dan's Papers, Rue Morgue, In Flight USA and a lot more publications that I can't remember.... My wife Lynn was a model with the Ford Agency and her photography has been featured in most of the publications I have written for...


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