George and Jill are joining forces for an afternoon of Pennsylvania Birds & Wine! George Armistead is our resident Birder Extraordinaire while Jill Weber is Jet’s owner and Wining Archaeologist. They will take you on a trip through Pennsylvania – from Lake Erie to the Schuylkill – featuring the Commonwealth’s prolific birds and finest wines. We’ll visit birding hot-spots like Presque Isle State Park and Hawk Mountain, and sample Viognier, Gruner Veltliner, and (among others) from PA’s finest wineries. Learn about birds and birding while tasting great wines, all at Jet Wine Bar with George and Jill!
Copies of George’s latest book, the American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of Pennsylvania (2015, Scott & Nix), will be on hand for purchase and signing.
George L. Armistead is a lifelong birder and avid fan of the wine list at Jet Wine Bar. He holds a masters of environmental studies from the University of Pennsylvania. He is based in Philadelphia, where he is an associate at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. George currently manages events for the American Birding Association, and over a decade has guided international birding tours to all seven continents. In addition to his Field Guide, George co-authored Better Birding: Tips, Tools, and Concepts for the Field (2015, Princeton University Press), with Brian Sullivan of eBird.
Jill A. Weber is an archaeologist, restaurateur, wine-lover and educator. She holds a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania, where she is a consulting scholar for the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Jill excavated in Syria for 15 years and has also worked in Turkey, Armenia, Iraq, Oman, and Italy. Jill co-owns (with her husband) Jet Wine Bar, Rex 1516, and Café Ynez.