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New York Wine News Roundup (June 21, 2016)

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Editor’s Note: TasteCamp 2016 organization and debriefing consumed enough time in the last several weeks to sideline news reports, and so this list represents what we think were items of note during the period.  NEWS Wine Spectator – 6/15/2016 James Molesworth teases readers with a new found interest in Long Island wines. Innovation Trail – 6/15/2016 Finger Lakes wineries take the “sunlight into wine” concept even farther as solar energy becomes a bigger part of the regional program. Watertown Daily Times – 6/15/2016 Cold-climate winery Coyote Moon awarded “Winery of the Year” an the New York International Wine Competition. Finger Lakes…

Weekly New York Wine News — August 24, 2015

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Cabernet Sauvignon Verasion at Sawmill Creek Vineyards Fall festivals are starting to fill the calendar, while conferences and competitions have been under way. More legal support for local producers, help with marketing, and feedback on the destination that New York has become. NEWS Star Gazette – 8/11/2015 Field report from the New York Wine & Food Classic where judges evaluated the annual crop of the state’s wines as the industry continues to grow. Time Warner Cable News – 8/14/2015 Annual Wine Bloggers Conference was held in Corning, NY to scratch the surface of the Finger Lakes’ depth…and is the main…

When Common Sense and NY State Politics Collide: The Wine Bag Issue

By Evan Dawson, Finger Lakes Correspondent I do not intend to make a cabernet out of a concord here, but this is ridiculous. And it's a microcosm of the dysfunction that has rotted this state for years. The owner of one of western New York's largest wine and liquor stores may be fined $10,000 by the New York State Liquor Authority because he had the audacity to sell wine gift bags to his customers who were buying, you know, wine. Here's the short version: The law is written to enumerate the various things that a wine or liquor store is…