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New York Spotlight:
Erica Paolicelli, Co-Owner , Three Brothers Wineries & Estates
Raw. Real. Riveting. Interviews.
Erica went to school for Dietetics. When she returned home after graduating she was looking for a summer job and interviewed at (what was then) Nagy's Newland Vineyard. She admits it looked abandoned and she honestly put her car in reverse, fully planning on skipping the interview and then heard someone yell, "hey, are you here for the interview?" (It was Dave Mansfield).

Erica, along with her partners Dave and Luanne Mansfield opened the wineries in 2007.

As an active member of the business community, with a passion for business management, Erica brings lessons of failures and successes to the show.

Virtual Wine Tasting Series

Wine & Chocolate: February 12th at 4:00pm-   Join Julie Purpura Hosbach, CS, WSET III, for our monthly  WineVine  Virtual Educational Wine Tasting Club! This is how it works: Julie will share three wines from around the state that we’ll be tasting and you can buy them and join in online as we have fun seeing, swirling, smelling, sipping, and savoring. This virtual tasting is  free  to all!

Here are the wines we're tasting (this one we're tasting FOUR!):
Vineyard View Winery 2017 Ice Wine *NY Wine Classic 2019 Best Dessert Wine (Finger Lakes)
Pindar Vineyards 2014 Cabernet Port (Long Island)
Fulkerson Winery 2017 Bourbon Barrel Aged Syrah

***Grab your favorite gals or guys and a box of assorted chocolates for a fun filled delicious tasting!
Save the Date: Syrah/Shiraz tasting at 7:00pm on February 28th
Getting ready for Valentine's Day? Check out some Hudson Valley pairings for your specially planned meal.
Looking for some fun (and delicious) destinations this 2020? Read more about Lake Erie Wine Trail named to list of "Best Foodie Destinations of 2020"
Grand Tasting: March 31st, 2020
The 9th annual NY Drinks NY Grand Tasting will offer over 200 wines from 50 wineries from across New York State at The Rainbow Room, high atop Rockefeller Center. A quintessentially New York institution, the Rainbow Room has welcomed guests for over eight decades in an opulent, glamorous and iconic destination.In addition to wine, there will also be a spread of New York cheeses and charcuterie with artisan breads and sweet butter.
*Consumer members save $10 a ticket. Email me for code.
New York Wine Classic Winners Dinner Event:
Orto Restaurant, Long Island
NEW DATE: April 15th, at 6:00pm

Join us for an expertly crafted five course meal paired with wine, including the best white wine, a 2017 Dry Riesling, Estate Grown from our esteemed “Winery of the Year” Wagner Vineyards of the Finger Lakes region. This wine will be poured and paired for you to enjoy along with other Best of Category winners from Long Island ! Eat and drink local! Consumer members SAVE $15 per ticket. Email me for the code.

The menu:
  • Winery of the Year & Best White Wine -Wagner Vineyards, 2017 Dry Riesling, Estate Grown paired with lightly smoked crisp skin arctic char, with cauliflower puree, and hazelnuts.
  • Best Chardonnay- Lieb Cellars, 2018 Chardonnay paired with salt roasted celery root, rosemary pear puree and toasted farro mushroom jus.
  • Best Rosé Wine -Coffee Pot Cellars, 2018 Rosé paired with beet gnocchi, brown butter, goat cheese creme and poppy seeds.
  • Best Cabernet Sauvignon -The Lenz Winery, 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon paired with tender braised veal, green wheat roasted carrot.
  • Best Merlot -Clovis Point Vineyard, 2015 Vintners Select Merlot paired with roasted saddle of Colorado lamb, goat cheese polenta rabe.
  • Dessert: Brown butter cake, fig gelato
Become A Consumer Member
As a New York Wine & Grape Foundation Consumer Member you have access to everything New York wine regions have to offer, including V.I.P. events, behind the scenes & insider info, discounts on New York wine classes, and a free 'virtual tasting' every month!

Membership is $50 for 12 months. Your benefits include:
Access to the WineVine Insider Newsletter
A New York Wine Guide and Tote Bag
Discounts on our New York wine seminars
Access to the WineVine Virtual Tasting Series each month
Discounts to V.I.P. events like the NY Drinks NY Grand Tasting