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New York Cork Club: August 2015 Selections

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The August 2015 wines for the New York Cork Club will ship once the weather cools a bit (the July wines will ship soon too I hope). In the meantime, I wanted to tell you a bit about them. (If you missed our announcement about the rebirth of New York Cork Club, check it out here.) For August, we’ll return to the “one red and one white” club shipment — with one classic grape from a well-known winery and one lesser-known grape from an under-appreciated winery included: Keuka Lake Vineyards 2014 Gently Dry Vignoles — Some look down on vignoles because it’s a hybrid grape…

Weekly New York Wine News — July 27, 2015

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Photo courtesy Macari Vineyards Some love for local agriculture and its workers, change afoot in Niagara, positive change at the classic, and annual festivities party on. NEWS The Citizen – 7/21/2015 New York Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb, writes an Op-Ed on why the Finger Lakes one of the premier viticulture regions in New York and the country. Help Wanted – 7/19/2015 Niagara Wine Trail Executive Director position posted on Craigslist Buffalo then pulled. Still posted on a job listing site. Albany Times Union – 7/25/2015 Women tilt the balance at the judges table for the first time at the New…

Weekly New York Wine News — July 20, 2015

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NEWS Salon – 7/12/2015 Seneca Lake is a focal point regarding New York’s future identity and a tension between energy and environment. Dan’s Papers – 7/12/2015 A primer for summer in wine country on the east end of Long Island. Wines and Vines – 7/13/2015 Explaining why New York wine’s “overnight success” actually took 30 years of dedicated effort…and there is still more to do. lohud – 7/14/2015 Legislation to curb restrictions on retailers shipping NY wine out of state is on it’s way to Governor Cuomo’s desk. * More on this story with video from Time Warner Cable. Newsday – 7/16/2015 Wolffer…

Weekly New York Wine News — July 13, 2015

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Photo courtesy of Shinn Estate Vineyards New York weekly wine news with mentions of local products from across the globe and our own backyards. NEWS Otago Daily Times – 7/7/2015 Half way around the world and in the southern hemisphere, upstate NY wine country is a recommended destination. Vietnam Briefing – 7/7/2015 We knew that Finger Lakes Riesling goes well with south-east Asian cuisine, but the pending Pacific Free Trade agreement would significantly reduce NY wine tariffs in Vietnam. Finger Lakes Times – 7/8/2015 Wine Symposium of the Finger Lakes’ third annual AVA Riesling Challenge winners announced. Examiner – 7/12/2015 The New York Grape…

Weekly New York Wine News — July 6, 2015

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A big win for the NY wine environment and continuing concern for international trade. A nod to Dr. Frank, a farewell to a NY dedicated establishment, and a quick sip of old style cider. NEWS Genesee County Express – 6/30/2015 Some thoughts on an un-COOL labeling law that may cost NY and US wine producers dearly in the Canadian market. Wine Spectator – 6/30/2015 New York State Department of Environmental Conservation officially bans Fracking and Finger Lakes winemakers breathe a sigh of relief. Daily Pilot – 7/2/2015 Annual Independence Day domestic wine party picks the best representative from each state, and special…

Weekly New York Wine News — June 29, 2015

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Photo courtesy of Macari Vineyards New York wines get some play in high profile outlets recently, while a new establishment, new festival and new packaging take things beyond novelty. NEWS New York Times – 6/18/2015 Herman J. Wiemer dry Riesling 2014 makes Eric Asimov’s list of 20 great summer wines for $20. Wines and Vines – 6/23/2015 Sunlight into Wine takes on new meaning as New York wineries go green with solar power projects. Decanter – 6/24/2015 Howard Goldberg points out directions to Finger Lakes vacation destinations. Syracuse.com – 6/26/2015 Coyote Moon Vineyards in the Thousand Islands region is New York’s first…

New York Cork Club: July 2015 Selections

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The July 2015 wines for the New York Cork Club will ship in a week or so, so I wanted to tell you a bit about them. (If you missed our announcement about the rebirth of New York Cork Club, check it out here.) For July, I’ve chosen two white wines that are as versatile as they are fresh and delicious: Palmer Vineyards 2014 Albarino ($23) — This is a wine that I’ve wanted to include for a couple years now — and now that winemaker Miguel Martin has bottled it in 750 ml bottles, we can! Citrusy and floral, I think this is Miguel’s…

Weekly New York Wine News — June 22, 2015

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Photo courtesy of Roanoke Vineyards Big win for NY wine retailers and a small win for small wineries, Boston nod for the Hudson Valley, and a festival change up on Canandaigua Lake. NEWS Wine-Searcher – 6/17/2015 Overwhelming vote of support for Empire Wine in the New York State Senate, as the State Liquor Authority is barred from enforcing the shipping laws of other states. Finger Lakes Times – 6/18/2015 Business of the Week: Anthony Road Wine Company is a family operation that has been growing grapes for 40 years and making wine for more than 25. Auburn Citizen – 6/20/2015 Winery dogs…

Weekly New York Wine News — June 8, 2015

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Photo via Fox Run Vineyards This week’s New York wine news features MLB “in your reserve” list, praise for the Finger Lakes and Long Island scenes, and cold-climate viticulture gaining ground. NEWS Syracuse.com – 6/2/2015 Anthony Road Riesling is on the wine roster for the New York Yankees. Dan’s Papers – 6/3/2015 Q&A with Anthony Nappa about living food & wine on the east end of Long Island. Cleveland.com – 6/3/2015 Seneca Lake gets some love from Ohio visitors after a wine and cheese weekend well spent. Saratogian – 6/8/2015 This AP article about cold climate grapes and Ledge Rock Vineyards in the Adirondacks,…

Weekly New York Wine News — June 1, 2015

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Planting a new block of cabernet franc at Robibero Winery Our news editor, Todd Trzaskos is busy working on his book (more on that soon!) so Lenn is filling in this week. Check out my not-as-good-as-Todd work. NEWS NorthForker – 5/26/2015 Shinn Estate Vineyards has blended and bottled the house wines for One World Trade Center Evening Tribune – 5/26/2015 New York Wine and Grape Foundation President Jim Trezise, looks back on this 30 years at the helm Examiner.com – 5/29/2015 Arrowhead Springs increases vine plantings by 10,000 MPNNow.com – 5/29/2015 New York Wine & Culinary Center rolls out its…