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Weekly New York Wine News — April 13, 2015

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Photo via Alexandra Doniger, Assistant Winemaker, Hector Wine Company This week in New York wine news…changes that are happy, sad and historical on Long Island. While Upstate — dollars for wine support, and dollars that detract. NEWS Edible East End – 3/30/2015 Going deep into Long Island’s glacial soils, with a very cool visualization of how the island was formed by the retreating ice sheet. NorthForker – 4/7/2015 Long Island wine loses another long-time fixture as Robert Pellegrini passes away at age 76. Wyoming County Free Press – 4/7/2015 New York State provides $1.4 million in funding to support agricultural product research and…

Weekly New York Wine News — April 6, 2015

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Early Spring at Hudson-Chatham Winery. (Photo via owner Carlo DeVito) There’s a slew of New York wine news this week, including interviews with winemakers, changes at the SLA, competition wins, and industry innovations. NEWS Terroirist – 3/27/2015 This week’s winemaker interview is with August Deimel from the Finger Lakes, Keuka Spring Vineyards. Westfield Republican – 3/27/2015 Mazza Chautauqua Cellars / Five & 20 Spirits and Brewing is now the first outfit in the state of New York to bat the cycle, producing beer, wine and spirits. Examiner.com – 3/30/2015 William Dowd reports on awards at the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition and…

Weekly New York Wine News — March 23, 2015

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Photo via Peter Becraft, winemaker at Anthony Road Wine Company NEWS Syracuse.com – 3/18/2015 Early report from the floor of the Eastern Winery Expo held Tuesday through Thursday last week in Syracuse. New York Times – 3/20/2015 Walter Channing, Jr, highly accomplished vintner and artist has passed away after an impressive career. A New York wine pioneer who decided to plant Chardonnay in an old potato field in 1982. Inside Scoop SF – 3/20/2015 San Francisco Chronicle wine editor Jon Bonné is saying goodbye to his work in California, and is moving back to New York…we are guessing he was not…

Weekly New York Wine News — March 16, 2015

The lineup at Southold Farm + Cellar's En Primeur 2015 last weekend.

The lineup at Southold Farm + Cellar’s En Primeur 2015 last weekend. NEWS Albany Times Union – 3/10/2015 New Bill supports Empire Wine sales and seeks to curb the power of the State Liquor Authority. Press & Sun-Bulletin – 3/11/2015 Adult beverages sold for the first time at the Spiedie Fest in Binghamton with a specially dedicated tent to taste NY products. The Vinguard – 3/13/2015 Long Island is rolling with acres of vineyards – this piece lauds the region as grown up and making sophisticated wines. Stuart Pigott – Rielsing Global – 3/14/2015 Author of THE BEST WHITE WINE ON EARTH…

Weekly New York Wine News — March 9, 2015

Photo courtesy of Paumanok Vineyards

We try to keep an eye on the intertap flow of New York libation information, and even in a slower news week, we know that there are probably stories out there waiting to be surfaced. You can help us. If you know of a tale that needs to be told, tell us. If there’s a New York wine scene that needs to be seen, then show us. We know that event announcements can get lost in the noise, so we’d be glad to try and share them here ( disclaimer:  given fair warning and public service motivations – shameless profiteers need not apply ).  Contact…

Weekly New York Wine News — February 23, 2015

The winter view of Seneca Lake from Atwater Estate Vineyards

NEWS Syracuse.com – 2/19/2015 Wine review: Tasting Swedish Hill’s award-winning pinot grigio (Video). Poughkeepsie Journal – 2/19/2015 New York State ranks as one of the biggest producers of grapes and apples in the country again this year. Democrat & Chronicle – 2/20/2015 Fermentation and Distillation businesses are booming in the Rochester region, but is still a fraction of it’s historical peak. Daily Voice – 2/20/2015 Wine Doing Good – Wine Tasting Dinner in Tarrytown raises $300,000 for Food Bank. Wine Spectator – 2/20/2015 James Molesworth releases his comprehensive 2014 report scoring of more than 200 Finger Lakes wines. Troy Record – 2/21/2015 Industry…

Weekly New York Wine News — February 2, 2015

The winter view at Paumanok Vineyards

NEWS Wine Searcher – 1/28/2015 Beverage lawyer Lindsey Zahn looks at the implications of the confrontation between Empire Wines and the New York State Liquor Authority. Daily Messenger – 1/28/2015 Classes open at the brand new Viticulture Center at Finger Lakes Community College. We Are Seneca Lake – 1/28/2015 Farmers, Chefs, Wine Makers, Bartenders, Restaurant Owners and Finger Lakes Food Lovers Host Protest Banquet at Crestwood Midstream Gate in Continuing Civil Disobedience Campaign Against Seneca Lake Gas Storage. Fox News – 1/28/2015 Luis Garcia, Director of Services for Paige Hospitality Group chooses Herman J. Weimer Riesling as the perfect Super…

Weekly New York Wine News — January 19, 2015

Photo courtesy of Shinn Estate Vineyards

New York Wine News Poughkeepsie Journal – 1/13/2015 Food, drink events worth a trip – Douglass Miller names Hudson Valley among his destination recommendations. WXXI – 1/14/2015 Rieslings From The Finger Lakes Region Gaining National Attention – “Need to Know” host Hélène Biandudi Hofer is joined by David Mansfield, Owner and President of Three Brothers Wineries and Estates and Vinny Aliperti, Owner and Winemaker for Billsboro Winery. NorthForker – 1/14/2015 Dean Babiar is new winemaker at Jamesport Vineyards – the 30-year-old winemaker said it was a taste of Jamesport Vineyards merlot and cabernet franc, given to him by his brother several years ago,…

Weekly New York Wine News — January 12, 2015

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NEWS Cornell Viticulture and Enology – 12/31/2015 USDA Renews Funding for Northern Grapes Project led by Dr. Tim Martinson at Cornell with a grant of $2.6 Million to continue research and education activities that have reached an aggregate audience of several thousand people across 12 states. DNAinfo.com – 1/6/2015 A Winery grows in Brooklyn. The Brooklyn Winery is planning to open a second location in the Crown Heights neighborhood late summer 2015. Star Gazette – 1/7/2015 Techs who do IT support for Finger Lakes wineries, open a store “Odessa Wine and Spirits” selling only New York wines. The Chronicle-Express – 1/9/2015 Rochester Institute of…

Weekly New York Wine News — January 5, 2015

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I’ll Drink to That Podcast – 12/23/2014 Levi Dalton interviews Christopher Tracy – winemaker and a partner at the Channing Daughters winery, on New York’s Long Island. Plus Erin Scala takes a look at the history of wine production in New York state. New York Times – 12/26/2014 The owners of Finger Lakes wine cellars are squaring off against business interests to store liquefied petroleum gas in their neighborhoods. New York Winemakers Fight Gas Storage Plan Near Seneca Lake. Syracuse.com – 12/29/2014 Gas storage plan under Seneca Lake draws letters to the editor and a heated commentary. WXXI News – 12/29/2014 New York…