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Weekly New York Wine News — May 11, 2015


Photo courtesy of Wagner Vineyards via Facebook Wine, beer and ciders of New York in the news this week. A big riesling release party coming up, and remember…May is Finger Lakes Wine month. NEWS RedFin Blog – 4/15/2015 Affordable living near top notch wine country? If there is such a thing, Long Island makes this list… WineBusiness – 5/6/2015 Hazlitt 1852 Red cat and White Cat wines earn a couple of new lives as pre-packaged sangria. Bloomberg Business – 5/7/2015 Cider sophistication increasing and dry New York made versions garner some attention. CBS New York – 5/8/2015 Craft beer is booming on the east…

Red Cat Cellars Celebrates Opening of New Tasting Room

Photo courtesy of winemaker Tim Benedict

  Hazlitt’s Red Cat Cellars in Naples is celebrating the opening of its new tasting room, a large building on the grounds of what used to be Widmer Wine Cellars. Hazlitt bought the property in 2010 from Constellation Brands. Since then, Hazlitt reports investing more than $1 million to upgrade vineyards and equipment, as well as refurbish existing buildings and launch the new tasting room. Winemaker Tim Benedict said during a recent chat that he was “thrilled” with the progress at the site, and the wonderful 2012 weather has certainly only helped. The old Widmer vines were often gnarled and…