Photo courtesy of Macari Vineyards
Photo courtesy of Macari Vineyards

I’ll Drink to That Podcast – 12/23/2014
Levi Dalton interviews Christopher Tracy – winemaker and a partner at the Channing Daughters winery, on New York’s Long Island. Plus Erin Scala takes a look at the history of wine production in New York state.

New York Times – 12/26/2014
The owners of Finger Lakes wine cellars are squaring off against business interests to store liquefied petroleum gas in their neighborhoods. New York Winemakers Fight Gas Storage Plan Near Seneca Lake. – 12/29/2014
Gas storage plan under Seneca Lake draws letters to the editor and a heated commentary.

WXXI News – 12/29/2014
New York Cork Report Managing Editor, Evan Dawson’s day job at WXXI allows him to talk with all kinds of interesting people.  In this recent show, he interviews the Finger Lakes to talk Vintage 2014 and Fracking with Rick Rainey, co-owner of Forge Cellars, Peter Bell, winemaker at Fox Run Vineyards and Hans Walter Peterson, viticulture specialist for Cornell’s Finger Lakes Grape Program

The Chronicle-Express – 12/30/2014
The new Finger Lakes Community College Viticulture and Wine program center is set to open in January, offering the northeast’s first Applied Sciences Associates Degree (A.A.S) in these disciplines.

Editor’s Note: Each Monday morning, our newly appointed news editor, Todd Trzaskos, and I will pull together some of the more interesting and worthy New York wine news items that have crossed our virtual desks in the previous week.