Posts Written OnOctober 21, 2008

Wine Bloggers Conference 2008: The New York Wines

I leave for Wine Bloggers Conference 2008 Friday morning, but it almost feels like I’m already there because Melissa Dobson and I have been working with wineries from throughout New York to compile a bunch of New York wines for us to pour while we’re in Santa Rosa for the event. There are still a few stragglers coming in, but we’ve finally been able to finalize most of the wines that will be available. From the Finger Lakes, we will have: Dr. Frank’s Vinifera Wine Cellars & Chateau Frank 2007 Gew├╝rztraminer Sheldrake Point Vineyard 2006 Riesling Hosmer Winery 2007 Vintners…

How Will Riesling Clone N90 Improve Riesling Quality?

By Melissa Dobson, Finger Lakes News Correspondent As a follow up to Lenn’s mention of Dr. Konstantin Frank Wine Cellars’ announcement of the release of Riesling Clone N90, I had the opportunity to interview Frederick Frank, President of Dr. Frank’s, to get more detail on the project and its significance. Melissa Dobson:  Tell me about how the Riesling Clone N90 project was created. Frederick Frank:  After experiencing several record cold winters in 2003 and 2004 my father, Willy, and I discussed pursuing the importation of some virus-free clone N90 riesling vines from the Neustadt Research Station in Germany. We wanted…