Posts Tagged“wineries”

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…

New State Law Allows Wineries to Cater, Serve Liquor

Newsday is reporting this morning that: "In a change that could bring even more millions of dollars to the East End’s tourist economy, a new state law now allows wineries to cater weddings and other events while keeping tasting rooms and wine sales operating. The State Liquor Authority has discouraged such activities, arguing that outside caterers who serve hard liquor at parties have a special one-day license, and that two licenses cannot be used simultaneously at the same vineyard. That has meant that wine tasting rooms had to close whenever a catered event was held – the very time vintners…

Visting the Finger Lakes: Part 1

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By Finger Lakes Correspondent Jason Feulner The Finger Lakes are worth visiting for many reasons, but it is not always an easy vacation to plan if one is not familiar with the region.  In a two-part series, I will attempt to provide some general answers to basic questions about planning a trip to the Finger Lakes.  I encourage readers to ask me more questions if these topics do not provide all of the answers! When is the best time to visit?I’ll run the answer down by seasons to flesh out the possibilities: Winter–Darn cold, but can be downright beautiful after…