Posts Tagged“wine”

Gamay vines being planted at Whitecliff Vineyard's new site in Hudson, NY

Gamay vines being planted at Whitecliff Vineyard’s new site in Hudson, NY The weather has turned towards summer and everyone is out and about…farmers in the field, bikers on wine trails, politicians on photo ops, and festival season is upon us. NEWS WNYT – 5/12/2015 Bill moving forward in the New York State Legislature to control actions of the SLA brought to light in the Empire Wine case. Ottawa Citizen – 5/15/2015 A couple on bicycles file a brief report on their tour around a portion of the Adirondack Coast Wine Trail, near the shore of Lake Champlain. Finger Lakes Times…

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Cabernet franc in Shinn Estate Vineyard Plenty of positive opinions about New York wines coming from the ‘powerful’, the trendsetters, the neighbors, and those that are new to the beverage scene. NEWS Grape Collective – Archive 4/1/2015 Almost three years on from super storm Sandy’s unwelcome visit, the Red Hook Winery in Brooklyn is still rising. Gotham – 4/30/2015 “Power Women of New York” share their favorite wine selections…and Wölffer Estate is the #drinklocal  go-to for this crowd. Cornell Daily Sun – 4/30/2015 A “Toast to the Finger Lakes” a young consumer’s view of the libations that the FLX region offers. Auburn…

Matthew Spaccarelli General Manager and Winemaker Benmarl Winery

Matthew Spaccarelli of Benmarl Winery Matthew Spaccarelli speaks with the cautious optimism of a man who feels confident about what’s ahead on the sea of life. Knowing the risks and prepared to seize the opportunities. It has been ten years since he and his father, Victor, took ownership of Benmarl and five since he fully assumed the helm and for that matter engine room, as general manager and winemaker, of this storied Hudson Valley winery. Matt wonders about the claim that Benmarl is the America’s oldest winery, it may or may not be true, nevertheless he is very happy to be working lands…

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Winter survival report, SLA angers some NY clients, Empire Wine draws ire of national wine wholesalers and the wine trail action is warming up… NEWS Albany Times Union – 4/21/2015 Bizarre twists of NY State liquor law result in New York Times Wine Club no longer shipping to its New York State customers. The Leader – 4/22/2015 Thoughts on the recent opening of the Finger Lakes Community College Viticulture and Wine Production Center in Geneva. Warwick Advertiser – 4/22/2015 Shawangunk Wine Trail launches new website at GunksWine.com and adds more events to the annual schedule. WHEC Rochester – 4/24/2015 Following up on the long…

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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…

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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…

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…

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Press releases are not something we usually get too exited about at the NYCR desk, but in this case we are very pleased to to share the news that our own contributor, the very talented Amy Zavatto, will be taking the helm of the Long Island Merlot Alliance. As an eastern Long Island native, Amy is returning to her roots both literally and figuratively. We look forward to seeing her great energy and fine word-smithy directed at promoting wines that are a signatures for Long Island wine country.   LONG ISLAND MERLOT ALLIANCE KICKS OFF 10th ANNIVERSARY  AND WELCOMES ITS NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR,…

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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…

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…