Editor’s Note: TasteCamp 2016 organization and debriefing consumed enough time in the last several weeks to sideline news reports, and so this list represents what we think were items of note during the period.
Wine Spectator – 6/15/2016
James Molesworth teases readers with a new found interest in Long Island wines.
Innovation Trail – 6/15/2016
Finger Lakes wineries take the “sunlight into wine” concept even farther as solar energy becomes a bigger part of the regional program.
Watertown Daily Times – 6/15/2016
Cold-climate winery Coyote Moon awarded “Winery of the Year” an the New York International Wine Competition.
Finger Lakes Times – 6/13/2016
New York State tax credits extended for small producers extended beyond beer to include wine cider and spirits.
Utica Observer Dispatch – 6/10/2016
Fermentation businesses unite in Oneida County to organize the “Heart of New York Beverage Trail“.
North Fork Patch – 6/6/2016
With heavy hearts, Southold Farm & Cellars will close up shop, sell the property and take their talents to Texas.
Wine Searcher – 5/30/2016
Empire Wine’s battle with the State Liquor Authority continues and it seems that legislators are favoring the underdog.
Ithaca.com – 5/26/2016
Cider is booming in the US and the Finger Lakes are getting in on the apple action.
Washington Post – 5/23/2016
Reflection on how the New York State Farm Winery Act of 1976 impacted wine in the United States.
Pop an Pour – 5/21/2016
Visitor from Alberta, Canada discovers the Finger Lakes and now sings high praises for the region.
Hudson Valley News Network – 5/18/2016
Governor Cuomo calls for significant updates to state alcohol laws, but it remains to be seen if changes will be enacted.
NorthForker – 5/18/2016
Palmer Vineyards looks to update its brand and business model while the wines will maintain the house standards.
Buffalo Business First – 5/18/2016
Niagara vineyard and winery BeauVine prepares for a major expansion aided by Empire State Development grants.
Democracy Now – 5/17/2016
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has extended a permit allowing for natural gas storage on Seneca Lake dealing a blow to environmental protests.
Observer-Review – 5/10/2016
The Hobbs-Selbach project in Burdett expects to begin making wine with the 2018 harvest.