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Weekly New York Wine News — January 4, 2016

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This week’s featured photo is from co-owner and winemaker of Red Tail Ridge Winery, Nancy Irelan’s Facebook page. NEWS Syracuse.com – 12/23/2016 Locals look back at their favorite Finger Lakes wines of 2015. Syracuse New Times – 12/23/2015 The Cayuga Lake Wine Trail encourages consumers to try bubbly from the region at the holidays, but their are plenty to enjoy them year round. Finger Lakes Times – 12/29/2015 Dr. Frank prepares to release a new line of wines honoring the important women of the family, who have been crucial to the winery’s success. TODAY Show – 12/30/2015 New York gets some love…

Weekly New York Wine News — December 21, 2015

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Before we get to the regular news roundup, the NYCR team would like to extend its deepest condolences to the Pisacano family on the passing of Gasper “Gabby” Pisacano (pictured above). Anyone who has ever visited Roanoke Vineyards knew Gabby and loved him. He will be sorely missed by not only his family and the Roanoke Vineyards family, but also the Long Island wine community. Rest in peace, Gabby. NEWS Bloomberg – 12/9/2015 Channing Daughter’s Rosato Pet Nat makes the grade in this selection of best wines for 2015. Paste Magazine – 12/15/2015 The Finger Lakes of New York top this…

Weekly New York Wine News — December 14, 2015

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Barrel samples of Red Tail Ridge Vineyards’ 2015 skin-fermented white wine, Miscreant. (Photo via Nancy Irelan) NEWS Wall Street Journal – 12/7/2015 New York laws are deemed favorable for the state’s farm-to-ferment movement. WCAX – 12/8/2015 Specifically, the Farm Brewery License encourages entrepreneurs such as the new operation in Plattsburgh. Auburn Citizen – 12/11/2015 An update on how the 2015 season wrapped up and the quality of the harvest. New York Business Journal – 12/11/2015 Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America lobby NY Governor Cuomo to veto legislation limiting reach of the State Liquor Authority. New York Daily News –…

Weekly New York Wine News — December 7, 2015

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NEWS Suffolk Times – 11/30/2015 Recent legislation aims to reduce the paperwork and reporting overhead for small New York wineries. Watertown Daily Times – 12/1/2015 Three sisters start a tiny tour company to show guests around the St. Lawrence and Thousand Islands wine trails. Suffolk Times – 12/3/2015 Southold Farm and Cellars continues the process of navigating their local zoning process in an effort to stay in operation. Rochester Democrat & Chronicle – 12/3/2015 If you live in New York, the odds keep increasing that you might have a brewery in your backyard. Examiner.com – 12/5/2015 New York Wine & Grape…

Weekly New York Wine News — November 30, 2015

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Photo at Mcari Vineyards courtesy of Corin Hirsch NEWS Forbes – 11/24/2015 While we may not advocate using wine as an investment vehicle, we agree that the smart money is spent on New York products. Style Blueprint – 11/24/2015 Hip wine shop in Nashville picks Forge Cellars Riesling as a splurge in their list of holiday wine suggestions. Finger Lakes Times – 11/27/2015 Direct funding from the USDA will help the New York Grape and Wine Foundation expand marketing efforts on an international scale. Penfield Post – 11/27/2015 Finger Lakes Community College students and a full-spectrum wine making education from…

Weekly New York Wine News — November 23, 2015

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Photo courtesy of Nancy Irelan, Red Tail Ridge NEWS Finger Lakes Wine – 11/15/2015 Meet the new Finger Lakes winemaker Nova Cadamatre, who comes from a big wine business to her own small winery. Leisure Group Travel – 11/18/2015 Canandaigua gets recognition as a well rounded tourist destination with wine and food at its hub. Henrietta Post – 11/20/2015 Finger Lakes Community College wine program is up and running in style, and will soon be producing commercial products made by students. Buffalo News – 11/20/2015 Five upstate NY wines to pair with the feasts…all under $20. WCAX – 11/20/2015 The…

Weekly New York Wine News — November 17, 2015

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(Photo via Kelby Russell/Red Newt Cellars) NEWS WXXI – 11/10/2015 Evan Dawson hosts a panel on his show “Connections” to discuss the significant investments that Finger Lakes wineries are making in renewable energy and how that bodes for the region’s future. FlipSidePA – 11/10/2015 Just south of the New York border they look to the Finger Lakes for white wine to pair with the turkey with Dr. Frank’s Riesling and Gewurtz this year’s selection. New York Times – 11/12/2015 Thanksgiving wine recommendations are abound in the run up to the holiday, and even the tasting panel at the Times gets…

Weekly New York Wine News — November 10, 2015

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Fall in the vineyard (photo via Shinn Estate Vineyards) NEWS Facebook – 11/4/2005 Lakewood Vineyards in Watkins Glen, have broken ground for a sizable increase in winery and tank space. Ithaca.com – 11/7/2015 A wine summit of a different sort, Frontenac Point hosted a gathering of Finger Lakes food and wine pioneers to discuss the past and future of the region. Auburn Citizen – 11/9/2015 Six Mile Creek Vineyard in Ithaca is under new ownership with plans to add sparkling wine and rum to the program. News Editor notes that this happens to be the first establishment in the region…

Get the Best New York Wine Delivered to Your Door — The New York Cork Club

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If you read this blog, you’re obviously interested in New York wine. But, depending on where you live, you may not have ready access to very much of it. If that’s you, we’ve got the solution. We’ve partnered with The Cellar d’Or — a great wine and cider shop in Ithaca, NY — for the New York Cork Club. Every month, I pick two great New York wines and they are delivered to your door. The wine itself never exceeds $50 for those two bottles (shipping costs vary) and by joining, you’ll get everything from classic wines from the top wineries in…

New York Cork Club: November 2015 Selections

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The November 2015 wines for the New York Cork Club will be shipping out to our members soon — so it’s time to give you peek at the picks. Harvest 2015 has mostly wound down across the state with many winemakers pressing off the last of their reds over the next couple of weeks. I’m looking ahead — to Thanksgiving dinner. Thanksgiving may be my favorite holiday and it is that holiday that inspired this month’s wine picks. Both are great picks for a diverse, turkey-focused dinner and they will both be served at the dinner I’ll be hosting with my family. Paumanok Vineyard 2014…