Posts Tagged“finger lakes”

Weekly New York Wine News — March 14, 2016

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Photo via Stuart Pigott NEWS Northern Grapes Project – 3/8/2016 Representatives from Cornell delivered two presentations at the Norther Grapes Symposium, the annual conference on cold-climate viticulture and wine making. Dayton Business Journal – 3/8/2016 Boundary Breaks Late Harvest Riesling No. 90 makes it on this list of world class dessert wines. Finger Lakes Times – 3/10/2016 Sayre Fulkerson of Fulkerson Winery and Marc Fuchs of Cornell’s Geneva Experiment Station respectively received Vineyard and Research Unity Awards at the New York Wine & Grape Foundation’s annual banquet. Press and Sun Bulletin – 3/12/2016 First time wine festival in Binghamton with…

Weekly New York Wine News — March 8, 2016

NEWS Syracuse.com – 3/1/2016 Award winning amateur wine maker Randy Agness finally goes pro in the Finger Lakes, with an initial release of Riesling from Seneca Lake. * News Editor had the opportunity to taste some Agness 2014 home Riesling and Gruner Veltliner at the 2015 Wine Bloggers Conference and gave them both enthusiastic thumbs-up. Cornell Cooperative Extension – 3/2/2016 An extensive report analyzing New York’s brewery supply chain documents the expansion of the state’s malt barley and hops plantings as well as the premiums paid for locally grown ingredients. North County Now – 3/4/2016 Far northern New York economy…

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 23, 2016

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Photo courtesy of Southold Farm + Cellar NEWS Fios 1 News – 2/12/2016 Local video profile of Long Island’s own wine and spirit cooperage, East Coast Wood Barrels. *Disclosure: News Editor is a very happy customer/owner of one of their 100 litre Romain Oak Ithaca Voice – 2/17/2016 Nineteen year-old graduate student files suit against New York Attorney General over constitutionality of state drinking age. Ithaca.com – 2/22/2016 New ownership and same winemaker at Six Mile Creek, Tompkins County’s only winery. It’s been a light news week, so here’s a recent piece that looks back at the founding distillers… New…

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 — 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 — February 1, 2016

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Snow-covered vines at Macari Vineyards (via Macari Vineyards’ Facebook page) NEWS Finger Lakes Times – 1/25/2016 Interview with Jim Trezise on history and his extended transition out of his position as President of the New York Wine and Grape Council. Napa Valley Register – 1/28/2016 Even in heart of California wine country, the Finger Lakes wines are catching attention, with mention of H.J. Wiemer, Red Tail Ridge and Heart & Hands. NorthForker – 1/26/2016 Waters Crest Winery just a couple of weeks away from opening a new tasting room in Cutchogue. My Vine Spot – 1/27/2016 Dezel Quillen reflects on the…

Weekly New York Wine News — January 25, 2016

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The sun sets over Jamesport Vineyards (photo via Ron Goerler’s Facebook page) NEWS VitisGen – 1/12/2016 VIDEO: Dr. Anna Katharine Mansfield, Associate Professor of Enology at Cornell, discusses where color comes from in European and hybrid grapes. Ithaca.com – 1/21/2016 Things may be fairly quiet in wine country during winter, but it’s actually a great time to talk with the producers. NorthForker – 1/21/2016 A peek behind the curtain and a look at what’s cooking inside of Wölffer Kitchen. Finger Lakes Times – 1/25/2016 New hard cider maker fermenting away and prepares to set up a New York beverage shop in Geneva.…

From the Archives: Finger Lakes Riesling: The ABCs of Riesling ABV, or, All About Alcohol

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Editor’s Note: Every Thursday — call it Throwback Thursday if you’d like — we’ll pull a story from the more than a decade of NYCR stories and republish it. This week, we look back to a post from November 2009 by Evan Dawson that takes a look at alcohol levels in Finger Lakes riesling — and what consumers want or expect. Are Finger Lakes wine producers insecure about alcohol? It’s a strange question, I realize. But it’s one that came to mind when my wife and I were out to dinner recently. We ordered a bottle of Joh. Jos. Prum 2007…

Weekly New York Wine News — January 18, 2016

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Vidal ice wine harvest for Arrowhead Spring Vineyards (photo via Arrowhead Spring Vinyeards) NEWS NorthForker – 1/4/2016 Upstart Southold Farm + Cellar gets a 93 point review from the Wine Enthusiast. WHCU Radio News – 1/12/2016 Heron Hill Winery pledges to help save and protect the rare white deer of Seneca Lake. Brandon Sun – 1/13/2016 Associated Press piece about winter finally coming to facilitate the Finger Lakes Ice Wine harvest Spotlight News – 1/16/2016 Long time Capital District area wine and spirit shop, changes location in Delaware Plaza and plans to offer an even larger selection of New York…