Pass the Teapot and Pour the Wine

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The more you learn about something, the more you enjoy it, right? We have two events coming up about beloved daily pleasures, tea and wine. These are great opportunities to enhance your tea-drinking and wine-drinking experience—and wow your friends with all you have learned about these lovely beverages.

The Pleasures of Tea: An Evening Tasting & Lecture
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 6 pm – 8 pm at PHS

Join PHS for an evening of discovery about the cultivation and enjoyment of tea with tea expert Anupa Mueller, owner and founder of Eco-Prima Tea in Tarrytown, New York. We will taste and compare eight to ten different teas from renowned tea regions of the world, with an emphasis on India and China. And with a nod to our upcoming PHS trip to South India, high quality Darjeeling, Assam, and Nilgiri teas will be included. A brief introduction will precede the tasting, covering the history and origin of tea, growing and harvesting/manufacturing methods, seasonal variations, and pointers on how best to store and steep tea. After the tea tasting, Allison Rulon-Miller, founder of From Lost to Found Travel, will talk about the upcoming trip in January 2013.

Wine Lecture: The Horticulture of Wine
Thursday, June 21, 2012 6 pm – 8 pm at Meadowbrook Farm

Wine is now America’s number-one alcoholic beverage of choice, but did you know the most important aspect of wine is horticulture?

Environmental educator Brenda Sullivan will review the history of wine through the ages, as well as current trends that have made wine so popular. She’ll explore varieties, pathogens, pesticides, pruning and environmental trends. This session will conclude with a wine tasting, including local sustainable wine that will wow you!

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