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Mary Jane Wajmer
President Ex Officio
Professional & Business
Women of Polonia’s
President Ex Officio
On Aug. 18, the Professional & Business Women of Polonia (PBW) enjoyed a summer excursion to Canandaigua and Naples, NY. Both current and new members joined us. In Canandaigua, we chartered a boat for a two-
The Canandaigua Lady took us along the northern shoreline of Canandaigua Lake, one of the Finger Lakes in New York State, where we saw some stately lakefront homes and beautiful scenic views. Although the weather was cloudy, the rain did hold off during our cruise.
When we got back to shore, we were off to visit the Arbor Hill Grapery and Winery in Naples, NY. The Arbor Hill Grapery and Winery is a family owned business located at the southern end of Canandaigua Lake. At Arbor Hill, we did a wine and craft beer tasting.
Some PBW members preferred doing the wine tasting while other PBW members did the craft beer tasting. Both tastings were paired with different New York State artisan cheeses: smoked gouda, roasted garlic cheddar and horseradish cheddar which complimented the flavors of the wine and the craft beer samples.
Owner and winemaster, John Brahm, III, told us about the backgrounds of the three wines we sampled: Vergennes, Traminette and a Moscato. John is certainly very knowledgeable about wines and grapes. His son-
Following the tastings, we were all treated to a slice of Naples Grape Pie. The Naples Grape Pie is unique to the Finger Lakes region and has become one of its famous attractions. Each year during the Annual Naples Grape Festival, thousands come to celebrate the grape harvest and sample this famous grape pie. The Naples Grape Pie is made of purple grapes and other natural flavors. It was absolutely delicious!
Arbor Hill offered additional wine tastings in their store and samples of the many other delicious products they sell like jellies, candies, salad dressings, and sauces.
With our bellies full and our wallets a little lighter, we headed back to Buffalo with the memories of a wonderful day with good friends, good food and great wine.
Please join us on Thursday, Sept. 13 at 6 p.m. at the Millennium Hotel in Cheektowaga for our September dinner meeting. Our guest speaker will be Katrina Shawver, an award winning author and author of the book titled "Henry: A Polish Swimmer's True Story of Friendship from Auschwitz to America". For more information: www.pbwofpolonia.com.