In the November issue of Food & Wine Magazine, Ray Isle, Wine Editor, identified his favorite craft beverages in each of the 50 states. Hermit Woods Petite Blue was his favorite craft beverage in New Hampshire.
This is not Petite Blue’s first brush with fame. In 2014, after having sampled Hermit Woods Petite Blue at a Wine event in New York, NY, Ray Isle shared Petite Blue with Kathie Lee and Hoda on the Today Show. It proved to be one of their favorites as well.
This is also not the first time Hermit Woods has been recognized by Food & Wine Magazine. Earlier this year, Hermit Woods learned that Food & Wine Magazine included Hermit Woods Winery as one of America’s top 500 wineries in their 2017 food and wine guide. This is no small feat for a local NH winery. Hermit Woods is the first NH winery ever to be included on the list and one of only two in all of New England.
I spoke with Ken Hardcastle and Bob Manley, two of Hermit Woods’ founders and they had this to say; Bob “We can’t begin to express how proud we are to be recognized by such an important national wine magazine. We have worked very hard over the past 7 years to make Hermit Woods the best it can be, and it’s wonderful to have that work recognized.” Ken: “It has been my goal since we opened, above all else, to craft the best wine we possibly can, and every year I strive to improve upon it. As Bob said, I am very proud to have that work recognized.”
Hermit Woods Petite Blue is in good company on the Food & Wine list. Also included are Ravines Wine Cellars in NY, Alchemist in Vermont, Trillium Brewery in MA, and Dogfish Head Brewery in Delaware, just to name a few. You can view the complete list at http://www.foodandwine.com/wine/american-tap#alaska–port-chilkoot-distillery-