Posts Tagged“long island”

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.…

Weekly New York Wine News — January 4, 2016

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This week’s featured photo is from co-owner and winemaker of Red Tail Ridge Winery, Nancy Irelan’s Facebook page. NEWS Syracuse.com – 12/23/2016 Locals look back at their favorite Finger Lakes wines of 2015. Syracuse New Times – 12/23/2015 The Cayuga Lake Wine Trail encourages consumers to try bubbly from the region at the holidays, but their are plenty to enjoy them year round. Finger Lakes Times – 12/29/2015 Dr. Frank prepares to release a new line of wines honoring the important women of the family, who have been crucial to the winery’s success. TODAY Show – 12/30/2015 New York gets some love…

Weekly New York Wine News — December 21, 2015

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Before we get to the regular news roundup, the NYCR team would like to extend its deepest condolences to the Pisacano family on the passing of Gasper “Gabby” Pisacano (pictured above). Anyone who has ever visited Roanoke Vineyards knew Gabby and loved him. He will be sorely missed by not only his family and the Roanoke Vineyards family, but also the Long Island wine community. Rest in peace, Gabby. NEWS Bloomberg – 12/9/2015 Channing Daughter’s Rosato Pet Nat makes the grade in this selection of best wines for 2015. Paste Magazine – 12/15/2015 The Finger Lakes of New York top this…

Weekly New York Wine News — December 7, 2015

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NEWS Suffolk Times – 11/30/2015 Recent legislation aims to reduce the paperwork and reporting overhead for small New York wineries. Watertown Daily Times – 12/1/2015 Three sisters start a tiny tour company to show guests around the St. Lawrence and Thousand Islands wine trails. Suffolk Times – 12/3/2015 Southold Farm and Cellars continues the process of navigating their local zoning process in an effort to stay in operation. Rochester Democrat & Chronicle – 12/3/2015 If you live in New York, the odds keep increasing that you might have a brewery in your backyard. Examiner.com – 12/5/2015 New York Wine & Grape…

Uncork the Forks: Making the Case for Merlot

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Long Island merlot has and always will have a place in my cellar and in my glass. I drink it a few times a week, usually with dinner. It’s dependable and consistently good — even in all but the most horrid of vintages. For many, that’s the point. That’s why so much of it is planted in the ground and why several producers have hung their hats on a grape that isn’t very sexy these days. One local writer has gone so far as to say, “Merlots are now considered the highest expression of the Long Island appellation.” I’m not…

Weekly New York Wine News — November 2, 2015

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Glacier Ridge Vineyard pinot noir being pressed at Red Newt Cellars (Photo by Kelby Russell) NEWS PV Solar Report – 10/26/2015 The Finger Lakes Wine Region was recently named Solar Champion by a photo voltaic industry association in recognition of its energy initiatives. Albany Times Union – 10/26/2015 Something is rotten on the east end of Long Island, and the folks at Wolffer could not be happier. Poughkeepsie Journal – 10/27/2015 Recommendations to visit the Niagara Wine Trail on New York’s border with Canada where the slopes are growing remarkable wine. Finger Lakes Wine – 10/27/2015 12 Questions with Paul Hobbes…

Weekly New York Wine News — October 13, 2015

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Merlot photo courtesy of Roanoke Vineyards Summit news and short lists this week as harvest hits the half-way point and the wine is starting to settle in the barn. NEWS Cool Hunting – 10/5/2015 Wolffer Estate featured as a hallmark of living the Hampton’s lifestyle. Cornell Veraison to Harvest – 10/9/2015 Regional harvest report, learning on Long Island, and a fine example showing the effect of lateral clusters on wine quality. Capital New York  – 10/7/2015 The summit is not just vine and brew, there’s other drink out there, it’s true. The NY spirits sector, is on a hot vector, and…

Weekly New York Wine News — September 22, 2015

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Photo courtesy of Arrowhead Spring Vineyards Harvest is in full swing, all around the Empire State, and while many industry folks we know are way to busy to check the news, the consumers among us are still thirsty for information… NEWS Orbitz – 9/14/2015 The Finger Lakes makes this list of 10 great wine destinations that are not your Napa Valley standard. Wall Street Journal – 9/17/2015 Lettie Teague lauds the features of Cabernet Franc in a season of change, while Paumanok Vineyards and Bedell Cellars on Long Island serve as illustrations. WSYR-TV – 9/18/2015 Upstate New York is not just…