Posts Tagged“tasting”

EVENT ADVERTISEMENT: Merlot Rewind — The Long Island Wine Remix

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Please join the Long Island Merlot Alliance (LIMA) on Friday, November 6, 2015 at Back Label Wine Merchants for the first annual MERLOT REWIND! Why rewind? Because it’s come to our attention that maybe some of you don’t know Long Island merlot the way you should. Which is just crazy. Sure, we grow more merlot here (to the tune of nearly 700 acres) than any other grape in the region, but there’s good reason for that: Our maritime climate produces consistently lovely versions of this noble red grape — concentrated yet bright, mouth filling and layered yet versatile at the table. And that’s…

Weekly New York Wine News — March 2, 2015

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NEWS Hunt Country Vineyards – 2/25/2015 The Hunt family, founders and owners of Hunt Country Vineyards in Branchport (Keuka Lake), are pleased to announce the promotions of Brian Barry to Winemaker and Jim Alsina to General Manager. West Seneca Bee – 2/26/2015 West Seneca, NY has a new source for local beverage products at Best Value Wine and Liquors Edible Finger Lakes – 2/26/2015 A chat with former Red Newt winemaker Brandon Seager about the by-the-glass offerings at the recently opened Coltivare. Mountain Lake PBS – 2/27/2015 Army Veteran couple continue work on renovating the historic Old Stone Barracks property in Plattsburgh, NY into…

Seneca Lake Trip Report: It’s All About Service

By Evan Dawson, Finger Lakes Editor Photos by Morgan Dawson On a tour of half a dozen Seneca Lake wineries earlier this week, I was reminded just how much service matters. At some stops I found myself wanting to buy wine that I thought was mediocre — simply  because the service was so good. At other stops I found myself wanting to wave my wallet in front of the staff and shout, "See this? You could have had everything in it if you understood service!" For the most part I'm going to highlight the positive experiences. There is one exception,…