Posts Tagged“agriculture”

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 — 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…

Is the Town of Southold Supporting Wineries Like it Should?

I heard through the grapevine this weekend (yes, pun intended) that the Town of Southold is trying to change the way that it taxes orchards, farms and wineries by charging them a separate commercial tax as "processors." So, if an apple orchard just picks and sells apples, it’s not going to be taxed more. But, if they make apple cider for sale at their farm stand, that means a higher tax. Same is true for a corn farmer…if they roast corn to sell at their farm stand, they have to pay more. Seems a little ludicrous to me. And, apparently…