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Observer Review – 2/3/2015
-A group of more than 100 area businesses has written a letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo in opposition of Crestwood’s proposed liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) storage project in salt caverns along Seneca Lake. – 2/5/2015
The Shawangunk Wine Trail announced the new “Hudson Valley Wine Tasting Passport” that covers each of the Trail’s 14 members wineries.

The Telegram – 2/6/2015
Winemakers experimenting with native grapes yield interesting results.
“I recently tasted the Cuvée d’Amour 2011 from the Dr. Konstantin Frank winery in the Finger Lakes region of New York, which is made from their own vineyards of amurensis…My friends were quite impressed by the contents of their glasses, not knowing what had been served.”

Auburn Citizen – 2/6/2015
Cold Snap Threatens Finger Lakes Vinifera Buds
“When we experience minus-10 temperatures, about 50 percent of the grapevine buds die. The Cornell Finger Lakes Grape Program publishes low temperature (LT) data called LT10, LT50 and LT90; these are the low temperature levels where 10, 50 and 90 percent of the buds die off.”

Triple Pundit – 2/6/2015
Mention for Finger Lakes Red Tail Ridge – Break out those glasses, and toast the weekend with a sip from one of these 11 sustainable U.S. wineries.

Wine Anorak – 2/6/2015
Jamie Goode tries his first wine made from Finger Lakes fruit, and is favorably impressed!

Auburn Citizen – 2/9/2015
Seventeen Cayuga Lake wineries bring winter crowds with 13th annual Mardi Gras celebration.

NYS Governor’s Office – 2/9/2015
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today outlined new tax exemptions proposed in the 2015-16 Executive Budget that will further the rapid growth of the wine, beer, cider and spirits industries. These proposals include tax exemptions at tastings offered by the beer, cider and spirits industries, which are similar to exemptions already enjoyed by the wine industry,


Gala Wine Tasting to Benefit Patients at Strong Memorial Hospital
a unique evening sampling 300 select imported and domestic wines while supporting patient care at Strong Memorial Hospital.Presented by the Friends of Strong Memorial Hospital, the 24th annual Gala Wine Tasting is scheduled for 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 125 East Main St., Rochester.
Finger Lakes Times Food and Wine Calendar
Blend & Bottle Your Own Meritage at Damiani Wine Cellars, The Inns of Aurora “Valentine’s Day Sparkling Wine Dinner”, Cellar Sampler at Anthony Road Wine Co and lots more…