This past spring, I had the pleasure of meeting Holly Harter, who works for Subarashii Kudamono, a company based in eastern PA that grows Asian Pears and also makes delicious Asian Pear wine and spirits. Holly is an expert on the subject of Asian Pears and on Pennsylvania wineries, and I really enjoyed chatting with her. This week, you can meet Holly and get a sample of luscious wines by stopping into a few local Wine & Spirits Premium Collection Stores!
The dates & locations include:
Thursday June 9th – 2 PM to 4 PM – 521 Beaver Street, Sewickley PA
Friday June 10th – 2 PM to 4 PM – Village Square Mall – 5000 Oxford Dr, Bethel Park, PA
Saturday June 11th – Noon to 2 PM – The Perry Shops – 7920 Perry Hwy, Pittsburgh, PA
Saturday June 11th – 4 PM to 6 PM – Bill Green Shopping Center – 10 Clarion Rd, Pittsburgh, PA
Sunday June 12th – 2 PM to 4 PM – Cranberry Mall – 20111 Route 19, Cranberry, PA
Samples of Subarashii Kudamono dried Asian Pears, gourmet Asian Pear dipping spreads as well as several selections of hand-crafted, artisan cheeses from Eastern Pennsylvania will also be available. If you’ve never tried Asian Pears, this event is a “must.” More information about Subarashii Kudamono Asian Pears or their award winning wines can be found at www.wonderfulfruit.com and at www.winesofsubarashii.com.
The Dessert Wine took home a Silver Medal at the recent 2011 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition, the Asian Pear Wine took home a Bronze Medal, and the Asian Pear Eau de Vie (clear, unaged brandy) also took home a Silver Medal in the same competition.
The wine is great with BBQ, chicken salad, hot dogs, grilled salmon steaks, or most anything off the grill. It’s refreshing and different, and perfect for summer. Check out the websites for recipes using their locally made, uniquely flavorful products. And please stop by and say hello to Holly this week.