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Prince Edward County takes Manhattan #2 – Grange of Prince Edward

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Contributed by Karin Desveaux-Potters, Gastronomy Cluster, Economic Development Office on behalf of Maggie Balcastro, Grange of Prince Edward, Hillier

New York City as Seen by Maggie Belcastro, Grange of Prince EdwardAs a part of our follow-up on the Seriously Cool Chardonnay event that was held in New York City on March 8, 2011 I will be posting feedback and comments on behalf of the  seven Prince Edward County wineries who participated in the event. 

The following has been contributed by Maggie Belcastro of The Grange of Prince Edward:

Getting on the plane to New York was such an exciting feeling. Seriously Cool Chardonnay NYC had been on the schedule for months and as it approached the hype around it continued to grow.

“New York is arguably the coolest resto city in the world. They are absolutely doing the best local food: urban farming, Brooklyn flea, preserving, curing, brewing, cooking and ultimately eating. Our wines in this context would shine!

There were wine buyers from big restaurants, wine merchants, and writers and bloggers; it was really cool to meet all the different characters that make New York so dynamic like Mr. Goldberg from The New York Times and Decanter and bloggers Andrea and Jeff from High/Low Food/Drink.

And the best part of the day was? That everyone was blown away by the wine! It was cool to let people taste wines from a region they hadn’t even discovered yet and really impress them. Already we are hearing about more opportunities to visit and pour our wine! Thanks New York!”

If you would like to invest in gastronomy in Prince Edward County, please contact me at 613.476.2148 x344 or email kdesveaux-potters@pecounty.on.ca.

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    Prince Edward County
    Prince Edward County

    Prince Edward County is Canada’s First Creative Rural Economy. We are a dynamic, growing and thriving community, newly anointed as a wine region, with wonderful gastronomy, creative types of all kinds from cheese makers to movie makers.

    An almost island and near virgin green palette presents endless entrepreneurial enviro opportunities. As our boomers age, a wealth of possibilities exist to serve them via the healthcare and wellness market.

    Why not establish your business here, enjoy our quality of place and capitalize on all we have to offer.

    We are located in the heart of Canada’s Mega Region the wealth and population centre of the country only 2 hours from Toronto, 2 1/2 from Ottawa and 3 1/2 from Montreal.

    Prince Edward County is a wonderful place to live, invest in or visit.
    Why not do all three?

    For more information about our economy and investment opportunities contact Dan Taylor at dtaylor@pecounty.on.ca or visit www.princeedwardcounty.biz