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January 26, 2013



Tonawanda News — Attendees of the event, which raises funding for the Medina Business Association, will taste a wide variety of wines. Robinson said the MBA teams with winemakers and Main Liquor to provide a mix of dry and sweet wines.

Representatives from Schulze will showcase a semi-dry cabernet and a semi-dry riesling.

“We’re turning people on to the middle, toward what would pair well with foods,” Schulze said. “Our riesling is at Zambistro, so people can enjoy it at dinner after the tour.”

The Schwenks will pull from their diverse offerings, but their Santa’s Secret, a semi-sweet wine made with blackberries, concord and baco noir grapes, is a crowd-favorite.

“We bring a dry wine and a sweet wine because some people don’t like dry or they don’t like sweet,” Schwenk said. “People recognize certain wines, they ask about Santa’s Secret if we don’t bring it.”

The wineries know that new favorites can be found at any of the participating businesses. Robinson said a few are even debuting new wines at the event.

Regular tickets, which allow wine tasting from 3 to 7 p.m., are in short supply, with VIP tickets having already sold out. Robinson urged those interested in attending to buy their tickets at Ashlee’s Place, 116 E. Center St., or online at, before they sell out.

Contact reporter Jim Krencik

at 798-1400, ext. 6327.

Contact reporter Jim Krencikat 798-1400, ext. 6327.

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