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Weekly New York Wine News — March 28, 2016

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NEWS Forbes – 3/23/2016 The New York Wine landscape merges with Google Maps resources to plot the state’s wine regions with an interactive tool. Suffolk Times – 3/24/2016 Southold Farm and Cellars running out of options as Zoning Board of Appeals denies variance that would allow the winery to operate. Food & Wine – 3/25/2016 Christopher Bates, champion of Finger Lakes syrah is selected as one of this magazine’s top sommeliers of 2016. Lancaster Farming – 3/26/2016 A good turnout at the eastern New York “Winter Grape School” where it was agreed that cold-climate wine making is a real thing,…

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…

Is Southold Holding up Wind Power at Shinn Estate Vineyards?

By Lenn Thompson, Publisher and Editor I hope that we can all agree that alternative energy sources are a good thing — and that they are a large part of our future. Things like solar and wind power can, and will, reduce our dependence on fossil fuels. And they are sustainable. The wind will always be there. So will the sun. We hope so anyway. So these are renewable, persistent sources of energy. Not surprisingly Shinn Estate Vineyards has already started to use these alternative sources, putting solar panels on top of their barrel storage building. Owners David Page and…

Is the Town of Southold Supporting Wineries Like it Should?

I heard through the grapevine this weekend (yes, pun intended) that the Town of Southold is trying to change the way that it taxes orchards, farms and wineries by charging them a separate commercial tax as "processors." So, if an apple orchard just picks and sells apples, it’s not going to be taxed more. But, if they make apple cider for sale at their farm stand, that means a higher tax. Same is true for a corn farmer…if they roast corn to sell at their farm stand, they have to pay more. Seems a little ludicrous to me. And, apparently…