Posts Written OnDecember 17, 2007

The 12 LI Wines of Christmas: #4 Waters Crest Winery 2004 Private Reserve Cabernet Franc

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This post is a part of my 12 Long Island Wines for Christmas series that will run from now until Christmas 2007. See the entire series here.We’re only four wines into my 12 Long Island Wines of Christmas, and we’re already including a second cabernet franc? Yes. We are. And, it’s one that comes from a smaller, lesser-known producer. One that you might not even know about. I’ve long been a fan of Jim Waters’ riesling and gewurztraminer, but this 2004 Cabernet Franc Private Reserve blew me away when I first tasted it. Ripe and spicy, it’s a wine that…

The Politics of New York Wine

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By Finger Lakes Correspondent Jason Feulner My educational background is in public policy, which does occasionally mix with talk of wine, although not often. Last month my interest was aroused by a news release from the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, the contents of which were shared on several websites and in print. Through the Agriculture Department a task force has been formed to address the regulations, research and promotion of New York State’s wine industry. To preemptively analyze this task force’s mission before it even produces a word is perhaps foolish for observer and reader alike,…