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Weekly New York Wine News — November 2, 2015

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Glacier Ridge Vineyard pinot noir being pressed at Red Newt Cellars (Photo by Kelby Russell) NEWS PV Solar Report – 10/26/2015 The Finger Lakes Wine Region was recently named Solar Champion by a photo voltaic industry association in recognition of its energy initiatives. Albany Times Union – 10/26/2015 Something is rotten on the east end of Long Island, and the folks at Wolffer could not be happier. Poughkeepsie Journal – 10/27/2015 Recommendations to visit the Niagara Wine Trail on New York’s border with Canada where the slopes are growing remarkable wine. Finger Lakes Wine – 10/27/2015 12 Questions with Paul Hobbes…

EVENT ADVERTISEMENT: Merlot Rewind — The Long Island Wine Remix

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Please join the Long Island Merlot Alliance (LIMA) on Friday, November 6, 2015 at Back Label Wine Merchants for the first annual MERLOT REWIND! Why rewind? Because it’s come to our attention that maybe some of you don’t know Long Island merlot the way you should. Which is just crazy. Sure, we grow more merlot here (to the tune of nearly 700 acres) than any other grape in the region, but there’s good reason for that: Our maritime climate produces consistently lovely versions of this noble red grape — concentrated yet bright, mouth filling and layered yet versatile at the table. And that’s…

Weekly New York Wine News — October 19 & 26, 2015

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. NEWS 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…

Weekly New York Wine News — October 13, 2015

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Merlot photo courtesy of Roanoke Vineyards Summit news and short lists this week as harvest hits the half-way point and the wine is starting to settle in the barn. NEWS Cool Hunting – 10/5/2015 Wolffer Estate featured as a hallmark of living the Hampton’s lifestyle. Cornell Veraison to Harvest – 10/9/2015 Regional harvest report, learning on Long Island, and a fine example showing the effect of lateral clusters on wine quality. Capital New York  – 10/7/2015 The summit is not just vine and brew, there’s other drink out there, it’s true. The NY spirits sector, is on a hot vector, and…

Weekly New York Wine News — October 6, 2015

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Cider continues to surge, a couple of sad passings, new and mature wine trails and news of New York wines in the other 49 states… NEWS WHAM – 9/16/2015 Casa Larga co-founder Ann Colaruotolo recently passed away after an extended illness. Napa Valley Register – 9/17/2015 Dan Berger and Tom Wark talk hard cider, and upstate New York juice is found to be fascinating. Facebook – 9/28/2015 The Finger Lakes lose another long-time fixture at Cayuga Ridge Estate Winery, with the death of winemaker Stephen Whitlock. Crain’s New York Business – 9/30/2015 Opinion: New York Farm Winery legislation was a progressive boon to…

New York Cork Club: October 2015 Selections

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The October 2015 wines for the New York Cork Club will be on there way soon, so it’s time to give you peek at the picks. (If you missed our announcement about the rebirth of New York Cork Club, check it out here.) The 2015 grape harvest season continues. Just about all of the white wine grapes are in across the state and now growers are deciding what they should do with their red wine grapes — pick before the heavy rains that could come with Hurricane Joaquin, or wait it out and hope for the best? I’m glad they have make those…

Weekly New York Wine News — September 28, 2015

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Image: Leon Millot harvest at Hid-in-Pines Winery’s Bordeaux Family Vineyard. Harvest has been in full swing and the wineries are now producing prodigious amount of carbon dioxide…don’t hold your breath though, most ferments have a long way to go. In the meantime, check out some recent news about the New York beverage scene from a lowly apple press to his high holiness. NEWS Seacoast Online – 9/24/2015 JoAnn Actis Grande touts riesling to her coastal constituency and her examples from Gunderloch Estate and Dr. Loosen in Germany were joined by Ravines and Dr. Konstantin Frank in the Finger Lakes. Cornell Extension…

Weekly New York Wine News — September 22, 2015

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Photo courtesy of Arrowhead Spring Vineyards Harvest is in full swing, all around the Empire State, and while many industry folks we know are way to busy to check the news, the consumers among us are still thirsty for information… NEWS Orbitz – 9/14/2015 The Finger Lakes makes this list of 10 great wine destinations that are not your Napa Valley standard. Wall Street Journal – 9/17/2015 Lettie Teague lauds the features of Cabernet Franc in a season of change, while Paumanok Vineyards and Bedell Cellars on Long Island serve as illustrations. WSYR-TV – 9/18/2015 Upstate New York is not just…

Weekly New York Wine News — September 14, 2015

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2015 syrah pet nat (Photo courtesy Southold Farm + Cellar) While not yet officially announced, we have it on good authority that at a Hudson Valley wine competition this past weekend, our article from last week turned out to be a bit of fortune telling. NEWS InForum – 9/9/2015 Finger Lakes Kelby James Russell is first mention in a list of recommended rosés from around the world. New York Upstate – 9/10/2015 Dr. Frank Cabernet Sauvignon gets some love in this wine pairing with New York Strip steak. Wall Street Journal – 9/10/2015 Peter Bell of Fox Run Vineyards shares his…

Weekly New York Wine News — September 8, 2015

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Harvest has begun at Damiani Wine Cellars (Photo courtesy Damiani Wine Cellars) Short week due to the holiday, so the news brief is brief…hope everyone enjoyed the weekend, and please feel free to contact us if you see a NY news story worth sharing. NEWS Cornell Chronicle – 9/2/2015 Cornell President Elizabeth Garrett visits the New York State Fair to follow up on the university’s impact on state agriculture, and while she visited the wine tent and talked economics, someone let her drink a wine slushy. Albany Times Union – 9/5/2015 Washington D.C. is scheduled to get a taste of New…