Due to a production glitch, the weekly news bites did not get posted last week, so here they are along with some fresh messages from the world of New York made beverages.

Albany Times Union – 10/15/2015
A closer look at some of the quotes, changes, content and feedback coming from the recent Governor’s summit on New York adult beverages.

Ithaca Journal – 10/16/2015
Solar Investment tax credits have helped vineyards and wineries to lead the way in a clean energy future, but credits are scheduled to dry up at the end of 2016.

NorthForker – 10/16/2015
Long Island Wine Council is looking at what it will take to properly develop it’s image and brand in the wider wine world.

Trashing the Finger Lakes?
Three angles on the potential train loads of NYC refuse that could be destined for wine country landfills.

Democrat & Chronicle – 10/16/2015
Depositing trash in upstate New York is big business…it’s easier to bury garbage than to grow wine.

The Lansing Star – 10/16/2015
Finger Lakes Wine Coalition members testify against trash plan, and winemaker creates specially named rosé in protest.

Staten Island Live – 10/18/2015
Why does all that trash end up up getting stashed in wine county anyway?

Times Herald-Record – 10/18/2015
The impressive growth of the New York craft beverage industry is no business bubble in-the-making.

Auburn Citizen – 10/19/2015
Sheldrake Point Winery makes the Finger Lakes proud, when it comes out on top of a big competition, down under.

Time Warner Cable – 10/19/2015
Riesling may be the darling today, but the Grape Discovery Center in Chautauqua County heralds the history of Concord in this “Grape State of New York” video report, the first in a series.

Time Warner Cable – 10/21/2015
And here is another in the series on the rising awareness about the wine and cuisine from the east end of Long Island.

Grape Collective – 10/21/2015
Red wines of the Finger Lakes: an interview with Tom Higgins of Heart & Hands Winery on the region’s produce and potential.

Ithaca Journal – 10/22/2015
Cornell’s Stocking Hall is rededicated after renovation and will provide state of the art training for a new generation of winemakers and food scientists.

Hudson Valley Network – 10/23/2015
High quality video production tells the story of why craft beverage makes Ulster County of New York a special place to taste.

NY Daily News – 10/25/2015
15 good reasons to visit the Finger Lakes…you mean there’s more than wine?

Grapes of the Hudson Valley – Book Signing Friday, November 6 – The Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza, Guilderland, NY
Stephen Casscles will be on hand to talk about his new field guide and to taste some wines made from heirloom grape varieties in the Hudson Valley

Holiday Valley Beer and Wine Festival – Saturday November 8th – Ellicottville, NY
12th annual gathering at Holiday Valley lodge with 30 wine and brew producers attending and three musical performances planned.

Natural Winemakers Dinner – Tuesday November 17th – The Farm on Adderly – Brooklyn, NY
Five-course dinner paired alongside wines from the Finger Lakes and Catskills and joined by winemakers Andrew & Jennifer from Eminence Farm Road Winery and Debra & Kim from Bloomer Creek Vineyard.


A beautiful snowy day in the vines with @ian_barry_wines #cabfranc #flxwine

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