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Ice Wine: I’m Really Trying To Like It

A large amount of residual sugar makes me dizzy. Dessert wine tends to remind me of childhood cough syrup albeit with new and improved flavors. I hated that god awful faux cherry elixir. When the New York Cork Report gets together once a year to taste the best New York State has to offer, I sit the sweet flight out. On tasting menus in fancy pants restaurants, I bargain away my last wine pairing in the name of ‘something sparkling.” The nuance of late harvest anything is generally lost on me. Is the aversion in my head? Bias left over…

Casa Larga “Gallery 155″ tre Blanc

Casa Larga's Gallery 155 tre Blanc ($15) is one of the more unique blends I've tasted in a while. And I mean unique in a good way and not just for the sake of being unique. The result of blending 57% Muscat Ottonel, 33% traminette and 10% Gewurztraminer from multiple vintages and vineyards throughout New York State, it offers clean, zesty citrus aromas with intense ginger spice and a faint-but-interesting minty-herbal note. Medium weight, the palate shows more lemon and grapefruit zest with candied ginger and a crisp pear flavors at the end of a long, dry finish. .5% residual…

New York Shows Off Its Ice Wine During the First New York Ice Wine Festival

By Melissa Dobson, Finger Lakes News Correspondent Mention ice wine and most everyone thinks of Canada and the Niagara Ice Wine Festival held each year in Niagara-On-The-Lake, now in its 14th year. Although Niagara On-the-Lake, Ontario may be the first region to come to mind, New York's producers are looking to show off their offerings and educate wine lovers on the distinctiveness of their ice wines during the first New York Ice Wine Festival being held at Casa Larga Vineyards in Fairport, NY just outside of Rochester. Kicking off on February 8, 2009 and running through the month of February,…