Posts Written OnMay 21, 2014

5 Questions with… Ian Barry, Barry Family Cellars

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For most New York Cork Report readers the name Ian Barry probably isn’t a new one. Barry, most recently winemaker at Villa Bellangelo has also held winemaking positions in the Finger Lakes at Keuka Lake Vineyards, Swedish Hill Winery and Heron Hill Winery and thus has made a number of appearances  across these pages. Many may not know however that Barry started out at a small vineyard in the Hudson Valley near SUNY New Paltz where he was pursuing a teaching degree and where he also worked on the retail side of the wine industry as a wine shop manager…

“2010 Reds Tasting Report” Canceled

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When we announced our first “Tasting Report” tasting of 2014 back in early April, we miscalculated something — just how many of New York’s wineries were still selling 2010 reds or had them available. Despite a lot of interest, we simply weren’t able to pull together what I consider enough of wines to make the tasting worthwhile and of value.  So, we are canceling our tasting on June 7 and will move forward with planning our 2013 riesling tasting for the late summer or early fall.