Learn the Fun, Facts and Flavors of Homemade Vino In a Free Program on Thursday September 27, 2012 at 2 pm
Many wine lovers are surprised to learn they don't have to own a vineyard to bottle their own house wines. Nor do they have to stomp on any fruit with their bare feet. Retirees who enjoy "the second life of the grape" are invited to learn the basics of Winemaking 101 in a special presentation at The Watermark at Logan Square, the continuing care retirement community in Center City. Timed to coincide with the 2012 grape harvest, this free presentation on Thursday September 27, 2012 at 2 p.m. will share the fun, facts and flavors experienced by regional wine enthusiasts who team up and form clubs to create their own vintages.
Dawn Marie Trombetta, a regional executive with Watermark Retirement Communities, hails from a local Italian family that has made their own house wines for at least four generations. In a one-hour presentation, she will describe a process from selecting the grapes through the crushing, storing and corking of a limited edition wine. Trombetta is a member of a large group of family and friends that collaborates to make wine every year, and she explains that winemaking is a hobby that rewards patience. "Crushing the fruit in September is just the first step. It will take at least ten months before you have a drinkable glass," Trombetta advises. "Along the way, our group is involved in all of the same careful processes that a vineyard uses. One of our wines won a silver medal in a competition. Another friend's wine was considered equal in quality to a sixty-dollar bottle in a blind tasting. So you could say home winemakers have 'grape expectations'!"
"Winemaking 101" is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and advance registration is required. To attend or learn more, please call The Watermark at 215-240-8915.
Located close to cultural attractions in Center City Philadelphia, The Watermark at Logan Square tailors programs to meet and exceed the expectations of each resident. Living at The Watermark at Logan Square comes with abundant choices and opportunities. Comprised of Independent and Personal Care apartments, a Skilled Nursing Center, and a Memory Care Center, The Watermark at Logan Square offers a full continuum of care in a luxurious, maintenance-free setting. The Watermark at Logan Square is located at Two Franklin Town Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19103. For more information, call 215-240-8915 or visit www.watermarkcommunities.com/logansquare.
Watermark Retirement Communities has provided successful, progressive and engaging senior housing across the country for more than 20 years and is committed to creating extraordinary communities where people thrive. For more information, please visit www.watermarkcommunities.com.
Watermark at Logan Square
Two Franklin Town Boulevard
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