Posts Written OnAugust 14, 2013

McCall Wines Named “Winery of the Year” at 2013 New York Wine & Food Classic

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Yesterday, McCall Wines was named “Winery of the Year” following the 2013 New York Wine & Food Classic, which included included 842 New York wines, 11 Hard Ciders and 22 Spirits from several regions across New York State including Long Island, Hudson Valley, Finger Lakes, Niagara Escarpment and Lake Erie. On its way to being named “Winery of the Year” McCall won double-gold for its 2010 Pinot Noir Reserve and 2007 Ben’s Blend. In addition, McCall was awarded medals for its 2011 Cabernet Franc (Gold), 2008 Merlot Reserve (Gold), 2010 Chardonnay Reserve (Silver), 2012 Marjorie’s Rose (Silver) and 2008 Merlot (Silver).…

Empire State Cellars Wine Club: September 2013 Selections

The September shipment of the Empire State Cellars Wine Club will go out to members in a few weeks — but here’s a sneak peak of what is coming.. If you aren’t familiar with the club, you can learn more here. “Hello New York” Wines Charles Fournier 2012 “Gold Seal Vineyards” Riesling: Named for a Finger Lakes pioneer and his seminal vineyard, this negociant-made riesling is focused and fresh, showing pear and apricot flavors, nervy acidity and along, slate-y finish. A terrific value.  Wolffer Estate Vineyard 2010 “Red Letter”: The great 2010 growing season resulted some of Long Island’s best-ever <$20 reds, this…

Keuka Spring Vineyards Takes Home 2013 Governor’s Cup

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Keuka Spring Vineyards won the coveted Governor’s Cup when their 2012 Riesling was selected as the top wine entered in the 2013 Wine & Food Classic. The competition was held at the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel. A total of 875 wines were entered this year, and although some of the state’s top wineries choose not to submit their wines for this event, the top wine is always a significant prize. Judges from around the world come to evaluate the wines (and ciders and spirits). “We got a call from the New York Wine and Grape Foundation at 12:30pm,” wrote August Deimel,…

New York Wine Jobs: Sparkling Pointe Hiring Tasting Room Staff

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  Sparkling Pointe, Long Island’s only sparkling wine-only winery is looking to hire tasting room staff to fill two separate positions. If you’re interested in applying for either of the jobs below, please contact them at info@sparklingpointe.com [quote] Located along Long Island’s scenic North Fork Wine Trail, Sparkling Pointe Vineyards and Winery exists as the sole producer in New York State dedicated to the exclusive production of Méthode Champenoise Sparkling Wines. Sparkling Pointe is one of the few wineries where guests can sit, relax, and enjoy table service in our elegant Tasting House, VIP Bubble Room, or on the Terrace overlooking…