Posts Tagged“cold climate”

Weekly New York Wine News — April 18, 2016

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Spring at Macari Vineyards NEWS Hudson Valley news Network – 4/13/2016 Recommendations on modernizing New York alcoholic beverage laws come down from the working group created in late 2015. New York Upstate – 4/15/2016 Shmaltz’s Brewing celebrates 20 years of “Beer with Shtick” in the Capital District. Examiner – 4/17/2016 William Dowd digs into the Wine and Grape Foundation archives to surface this list of states that receive shipments of New York wines, and the wineries who do the shipping. New York Times – 4/17/2016 Cold-climate wine making continues to gain ground in upstate New York, while Victory View and…

Weekly New York Wine News — March 28, 2016

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NEWS Forbes – 3/23/2016 The New York Wine landscape merges with Google Maps resources to plot the state’s wine regions with an interactive tool. Suffolk Times – 3/24/2016 Southold Farm and Cellars running out of options as Zoning Board of Appeals denies variance that would allow the winery to operate. Food & Wine – 3/25/2016 Christopher Bates, champion of Finger Lakes syrah is selected as one of this magazine’s top sommeliers of 2016. Lancaster Farming – 3/26/2016 A good turnout at the eastern New York “Winter Grape School” where it was agreed that cold-climate wine making is a real thing,…

Weekly New York Wine News — February 29, 2016

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The vines adjacent to Lieb Cellars’ tasting room on Sunday. NEWS Albany Business Review– 2/24/2016 Task Force formed to determine if the New York State Liquor Authority should get involved in regulating third-parties. Syracuse.com – 2/25/2016 Opened late in 2015, Lakeside Vista restaurant on Otisco Lake serves up all New York wines, with a special focus on the Finger Lakes. Pres Republican – 2/28/2016 Cornell Cooperative Extension Specialist Anna Wallis is spreading the word about opportunities for cold-climate viticulture in upstate New York. EVENTS Long Island Wine Lecture – March 4, 2016 – Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, NY Proprietors…

Weekly New York Wine News — February 16, 2016

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Photo via Finger Lakes Wine Country Facebook Page NEWS Paste Magazine – 2/9/2016 Kudos for the facility and hospitality found at Glenora Wine Cellars on Seneca Lake. Rochester Business Journal – 2/10/2016 New York lawmakers entertain legislation to create signage for the Rochester Craft Beverage Trail. Cornell Sun – 2/11/2016 The Cornell Institute for Climate Change is developing new tools to help farmers cope with unusual weather patterns. Northern Grape Project – 2/11/2016 A comprehensive update on the fourth year of a program to study and promote cold-climate grape growing. Now and Zin – 2/12/2016 The Finger Lakes International Wine…

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 — January 26, 2015

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NEWS Steuben Courier Advocate – 1/20/2015 New York Wine organizations receive grants totaling nearly $1 Million in to help promote the region, build infrastructure, and support the Wine Bloggers Conference 2015 to be held in Corning, NY. Wine Business – 1/20/2015 Stephanie Jarvis Named Marketing Manager for Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards Cornell Daily Sun – 1/21/2015 The Scientist: Prof. Bruce Reisch Develops New Grape Varieties – cold climate grape breeding continues to bring new options to northern vineyards. Finger Lakes Wine Alliance – 1/21/2015 The Finger Lakes Wine Alliance Board of Directors are proud to announce the hiring of Julie Caplan…

North Country Passing – Rob McDowell

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North Country wine growers and cold climate viticulture lost a visionary, sharp witted, friend, colleague and sometimes antagonist when Rob McDowell passed away earlier this month on December 13th. Rob grew and operated Purple Gate Vineyard in Plattsburgh and was one of the first people to dedicate serious efforts to the propagation of cold hardy hybrids in the Lake Champlain Valley of New York. Rob was a founding member of the local wine community and shared generously of his knowledge at site visits, meetings and workshops, with locals and visitors alike, some who would go on to become growers and winemakers…

Lovely Louise Swenson

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Elmer Swenson is a respected and nearly mythical figure in the cold climate wine growing community, but do we ever wonder what force was behind his success? He had his own motivations for breeding grapes which developed at an early age, and then later in life he greatly expanded the vine breeding work of prior generations. His ‘amateur’ vine propagation began in 1943 and continued when he was a dairy farmer and had full responsibility for the family operation. Upon retirement from dairy, Elmer went to work for the University of Minnesota as a fruit nurseryman and eventually, grape breeder. When he retired again, he continued…

North Country Report: Patience Needed to Tame Acidity

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2014 was what most vacationers would describe as a pretty ideal summer and subsequent transition into autumn. Crop load in the north country has been good on those plants that had healthy wood after the bone-chilling winter. The season was marked by beautiful clear days and sporadic rains when we needed them.  It was good sleeping weather at night and it never really got too hot which was great for camping but a bit of a challenge for the grapes.  Sugar levels were behind and  worked their way up, but slow grape maturity had been holding pH readings low and Titratable Acidity (TA) high,…

Tasting for Terroir in Cold Climates

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Harvest is closing in fast and winery tasks are in high gear, whether it be crush pad prep or the bottling of last year’s vintages. From large producers to little amateur outfits like our own, the story is the same as one season rolls quickly into the next, and what comes in through one door must pass out another and make room in between. While I was bench testing blends for the 2013 whites, I got to thinking about a very interesting and informative cold-climate tasting from earlier this summer, when it seemed like we still had all the time…