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Weekly New York Wine News — April 26, 2016

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Cabernet franc vines budding out at Shinn Estate Vineyard NEWS ShipCompliant – 4/19/2016 Big wine industry player ShipCompliant provides its own synopsis of recently recommended changes for New York’s alcohol laws. Chicago Now – 4/19/2016 Chi Town Somm takes a closer look at New York wine, beginning with Long Island, in this first of a three-part series. East End Beacon – 4/19/2016 The Long Island Wine Council had updated it’s website and is taking a new approach to marketing the region. North Fork Patch – 4/20/2016 The LIWC may be bringing new leadership and ideas, but could mean different things…

Weekly New York Wine News — April 18, 2016

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Spring at Macari Vineyards NEWS Hudson Valley news Network – 4/13/2016 Recommendations on modernizing New York alcoholic beverage laws come down from the working group created in late 2015. New York Upstate – 4/15/2016 Shmaltz’s Brewing celebrates 20 years of “Beer with Shtick” in the Capital District. Examiner – 4/17/2016 William Dowd digs into the Wine and Grape Foundation archives to surface this list of states that receive shipments of New York wines, and the wineries who do the shipping. New York Times – 4/17/2016 Cold-climate wine making continues to gain ground in upstate New York, while Victory View and…

New York Cork Club: April 2016 Selections

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Editor’s Note: Okay, so I’m a little late posting this. Most of you have already received your shipments, but here is a bit about my April 2016 selections. I’m really excited about this month’s picks – one Finger Lakes riesling and a sparkling cabernet franc from Long Island. Yes, you read that right – sparkling cabernet franc. Macari Vineyards 2014 “Horses” Sparkling Rose Cabernet Franc is a sparkling cabernet franc that they may so little of that it’s not even on the winery’s website. Luckily, we were able to get a few cases for the club and I think you’re…

Weekly New York Wine News — April 11, 2016

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Photo credit: Nancy Irelan, Red Tail Ridge NEWS Wines & Vines – 4/4/2016 Interview tells more about Samuel Filler, incoming Director of the New York Wine and Grape Foundation. Democrat & Chronicle – 4/6/2016 Holly Howell is ‘researching’ wining wines from the Finger Lakes International Competition and takes a shine to Thirsty Owl’s Diamond. Al Jazeera America – 4/7/2016 Hazlitt Vineyards featured in this report about the ongoing dispute over gas storage facilities on Seneca Lake. Examiner.com – 4/9/2016 Bill Dowd gives kudos to Adirondack Winery’s Meritage blend which went Platinum at the Critics Challenge. EVENTS Honoring the Hands: A…

Weekly New York Wine News — April 4, 2016

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Co-owner and winemaker Paul Brock pruning vines in the estate vineyard at Silver Thread Vineyard. NEWS Edible East End – 3/22/2016 Long Island vintners line up their 2013 reds for market, and believe that the vintage will be  a long-lived one. Albany Times Union – 3/28/2016 Capoccia Vineyards & Winery of Niskayuna, opens a wine lounge in downtown Schenectady to showcase its products as well as ciders from around New York state. North Forker – 3/29/2016 NYCR Executive Editor Lenn Thompson pens a piece for the Long Island Wine Press in which he takes another look at Long Island Chardonnay.…

Weekly New York Wine News — March 28, 2016

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NEWS Forbes – 3/23/2016 The New York Wine landscape merges with Google Maps resources to plot the state’s wine regions with an interactive tool. Suffolk Times – 3/24/2016 Southold Farm and Cellars running out of options as Zoning Board of Appeals denies variance that would allow the winery to operate. Food & Wine – 3/25/2016 Christopher Bates, champion of Finger Lakes syrah is selected as one of this magazine’s top sommeliers of 2016. Lancaster Farming – 3/26/2016 A good turnout at the eastern New York “Winter Grape School” where it was agreed that cold-climate wine making is a real thing,…

Weekly New York Wine News — March 21, 2016

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NEWS Drinks Business – 3/4/2016 Bibendum adds Finger Lakes producer Forge Cellars to it’s U.S. portfolio, as British interest in American wine and dining increases. ABC News – 3/16/2016 In a new development to the story of last year’s Long Island wine country crash that resulted in four fatalities, the truck driver met with DUI charges, limousine driver has been indicted on counts of criminally negligent homicide and other charges. Suffolk Times – 3/17/2016 Southold Farm and Cellars is denied the zoning variance they would need to bring them into compliance and keep them in operation. Westchester Magazine – 3/18/2016…

Weekly New York Wine News — March 14, 2016

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Photo via Stuart Pigott NEWS Northern Grapes Project – 3/8/2016 Representatives from Cornell delivered two presentations at the Norther Grapes Symposium, the annual conference on cold-climate viticulture and wine making. Dayton Business Journal – 3/8/2016 Boundary Breaks Late Harvest Riesling No. 90 makes it on this list of world class dessert wines. Finger Lakes Times – 3/10/2016 Sayre Fulkerson of Fulkerson Winery and Marc Fuchs of Cornell’s Geneva Experiment Station respectively received Vineyard and Research Unity Awards at the New York Wine & Grape Foundation’s annual banquet. Press and Sun Bulletin – 3/12/2016 First time wine festival in Binghamton with…

Weekly New York Wine News — March 8, 2016

NEWS Syracuse.com – 3/1/2016 Award winning amateur wine maker Randy Agness finally goes pro in the Finger Lakes, with an initial release of Riesling from Seneca Lake. * News Editor had the opportunity to taste some Agness 2014 home Riesling and Gruner Veltliner at the 2015 Wine Bloggers Conference and gave them both enthusiastic thumbs-up. Cornell Cooperative Extension – 3/2/2016 An extensive report analyzing New York’s brewery supply chain documents the expansion of the state’s malt barley and hops plantings as well as the premiums paid for locally grown ingredients. North County Now – 3/4/2016 Far northern New York economy…

New York Cork Club: March 2016 Selections

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  “Does he pick these wines because we like them?” One of our friends — who also happens to be a member of this club — asked my wife that recently, and while the short answer is probably “no” it’s a bit more complicated than that, I think. I want each and every one of you to love each and every wine that I pick each and every month, the reality is that I have to like it first. As much as I want to keep you happy, I’d never put a wine into a shipment that I didn’t like,…