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Weekly New York Wine News — February 8, 2016

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Photo via Red Tail Ridge Winery’s Facebook Page NEWS Syracuse.com – 2/4/2016 The Wine Forecaster pays a visit to Hunt Country Vineyards on the west side of Keuka Lake. New York Times – 2/6/2016 An even handed review from Kurt Wenzel of Wölffer Kitchen gives the Sag Harbor spot a “very good” rating. Leisure Group Travel – 2/6/2016 The Finger Lakes take the top slot in this short list of recommended destinations where the dining leaves visitors with favorable lasting impressions. New York Wines – 2/8/2016 NY wines “scored big–no, HUGE–at the annual Florida State Fair International Wine Competition”. New York Wine Events…

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…

Vote for Red: Brooklyn Winery Places Its First Red Wines on the Ballot

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Last night marked a historic moment in the short history of Brooklyn Winery. Framed by a timely election-themed backdrop, the first red wine grapes that entered the facility — still a construction site in 2010 — made their public debut as finished wines. The new portfolio of wines were unveiled as part of an exclusive sneak peek for “friends of the winery” — investors, neighbors and the like. The wines, like politicians, weren’t shy. Winemaker Conor McCormack deemed them “big reds,” and they lived up to their billings. The “candidates” were each introduced by pre-recorded stump speeches — humorous videos that extolled the platforms and…

Pop-Up Mead Tasting in Brooklyn with Enlightenment Wines

I received this invite this afternoon and thought it was more than interesting enough to post here. I have very little experience with mead, but after reading a bit about Enlightment Wines, I’m intrigued by the wild ferments, local ingredients and interesting flavor combinations. The event is this Thursday, October 4 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. It’s a one-night-only pop up mead bar that will feature “some very limited edition esoteric wines” described as “locally sourced bone dry fruit wines and limited edition infused meads.” Enlightenment Wines Pop-Up Thursday, October 4 7 p.m. – 12 midnight 254 South 2nd Street  Williamsburg, NY 11211 Menu:…

Napa Winemakers + Long Island Fruit = I’m Not Sure Yet.

The view from inside Mark Snyder's new winery in Red Hook, Brooklyn By Sasha Smith, New York City Correspondent Technically, Brooklyn is part of Long Island, so it’s fair to call Red Hook home to one of Long Island’s newest wineries. The as-yet-unnamed winery is a joint project between distributor Mark Snyder, Napa winemakers Robert Foley and Abe Schoener, Michael Cinque from Amagansett Wines and Max Loubiere, a long-time friend of Snyder’s and Billy Joel’s tour director. (Snyder is a veteran of the music industry.) The project sources fruit from a number of Long Island growers/vineyards, including Macari Vineyards, Jamesport…

Brooklyn Oenology Debuts

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By New York City Correspondent Sasha Smith This fall I went to the launch party for BOE, a winery housed in a converted warehouse in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. (BOE is short for Brooklyn Oenology.) Founded by engineer-turned-winemaker Alie Shaper, BOE released its first wines this fall, a 2005 Chardonnay and a 2005 Merlot. While the fruit comes from the North Fork and the wines are made in Mattituck at Premium Wine Group, the rest of this endeavor is thoroughly Brooklyn-based. Alie says that the winery was created “in the spirit of Brooklyn’s artisanal resurgence,” and points to the many artists and…

Don’t Forget: Brooklyn Uncorked is Next Week

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Next Wednesday Long Island wine country invades Brooklyn with Brooklyn Uncorked at BAMcafe. For any New Yorkers who just can’t make it out to Long Island’s East End, this is going to be an awesome opportunity to taste Long Island wines and I’d encourage anyone who is interested to sign up and come on down. Tickets are only $30. The organizers have gotten a nice roster of wineries together, including: Vineyard 48 Shinn Estate Vineyard Raphael Paumanok Vineyards Palmer Vineyards Old Field Vineyards Martha Clara Vineyards Macari Vineyards Long Island Meadery Lieb Family Cellars Lenz Winery Clovis Point Wines Channing…