On Saturday, Sept. 15, the Philadelphia Hamazkayin hosted its second annual Yerewine Nights event. Yerewine Nights is a celebration of Yerevanian nightlife and the renaissance of Armenian wine. From string lights and fire pits to cozy blankets and nardi sets, the Seroonian Community Center terrace and grounds transported the evening’s guests to a cozy café in the heart of Yerevan.
One hundred guests were greeted with a charcuterie plate and a tasting pour of Karas wine while Armenian folk fusion music played in the background. As the evening progressed, wine-lovers tasted their way through the wine regions of Armenia with red, white, and rosé wines that complemented their meal. This year’s featured wines were ArmAs Karmrahyut, Rosé, and Voskehat, Van Ardi Red and Rosé, and Zorah Karasí and Voski. The evening was topped off with Armenian coffee and a dessert plate that included traditional halva and delicious apricot cake made, naturally, with Armenian apricot jam. Throughout the evening, guests shopped at the Philadelphia Hamazkayin’s very own Vernissage where an assortment of goods from Armenia was available for purchase. Bottles of wine were sold to take home at the end of the evening.
The evening was beautiful and the Philadelphia Hamazkayin thanks all those who attended and looks forward to hosting its third Yerewine Nights in September of 2019. For more information or to see more pictures check out the Philadelphia Hamazkayin Facebook page, @HamazkayinPhilly.