International winemakers visit local Fine Wine & Good Spirits stores this week

by: Sara Bozich
April 26, 2016

Two international winemakers will make their way to local Fine Wine & Good Spirits stores this week to sample, showcase and educate guests about their crafts. Whether you are unfamiliar, curious or in love with these brands, this is a one-of-a kind experience that any wine-lover should take advantage of.

Sample featured wines, then purchase bottles at special prices and have them signed by the winemaker.

April 27


Ophelie Loubers, winemaker and communications manager from Mouton Cadet Winery, will be pouring samples of several different wines from her winery out of Bordeaux, France at the Jonestown Road Fine Wine & Good Spirits store. Mouton Cadet is considered to be Bordeaux’s most successful brand.

Samples and specials include:

  • Mouton Cadet White Bordeaux
  • Mouton Cadet Red Bordeaux
  • Mouton Cadet Rose
  • Mouton Cadet Sauvignon Blanc

Loubers will be in-store from 4-6 p.m. to discuss wine and autograph your bottle.

April 29


Barista winemaker Bertus Fourie will be heading to the Harrisburg area all the way from South Africa to show off his unique libations that have given him the nickname “Starbucks.” Fourie got this nickname after he discovered that the South African Pinotage grapes he uses in his wine gave off a coffee-like aroma when aged in Oak barrels.

The Pinotage features notes of vanilla, coffee, chocolate and fruits like mulberry and Maraschino cherries.

Samples and specials include: 

  • Barista Pinotage
  • Barista Chardonnay

Fourie will be in-store at two Fine Wine and Good Spirits stores Friday — Jonestown Road 2-4 p.m.; Lemoyne 6-8 p.m.

Each event give attendees a unique opportunity to talk to the person who is directly involved with making the wine that they are tasting. Each winemaker will give insights on each wine that will no be on display anywhere else.

If you pick up any of these bottles be sure to send us a picture and tag!

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