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Medolla Vineyards 2004 Merlot

It’s rare that one can go buy a fully mature Long Island wine right off the shelf, but Medolla Vineyards offers that opportunity with the current release Medolla Vineyards 2004 Merlot ($19). Yes. 2004. Current. Release. ...

The winter view at Paumanok Vineyards

Weekly New York Wine News — February 2, 2015

NEWS Wine Searcher – 1/28/2015 Beverage lawyer Lindsey Zahn looks at the implications of the confrontation between Empire Wines and the New York State Liquor Authority. Daily Messenger – 1/28/2015 Classes open at th...


Standing Stone Vineyards 2013 Saperavi

Though originally planted at Standing Stone Vineyards with blending in mind, Saperavi — a cold-hardy grape originally from Georgia (not the state) — has earned co-owner/wine Marti Macinski accolades. And she’...


Silver Thread Vineyard 2013 Dry Riesling

In the three-plus years since Paul and Shannon Brock bought and took over Silver Thread Vineyard, they’ve quickly pushed the label’s reputation forward. Paul makes wines in a clean, focused style that is well suite...

Courtesy of Paumanok Vineyards

Weekly New York Wine News — January 26, 2015

NEWS Steuben Courier Advocate – 1/20/2015 New York Wine organizations receive grants totaling nearly $1 Million in to help promote the region, build infrastructure, and support the Wine Bloggers Conference 2015 to be held...


Keuka Lake Vineyards 2014 Leon Millot Nouveau

Given the popularity of Beaujolais Nouveau every fall, it’s long surprised me how few New York wineries (or American wineries for that matter) have embraced the concept. I mean, most Beaujolais Nouveau is terrible. I̵...

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Weekly New York Wine News — January 19, 2015

New York Wine News Poughkeepsie Journal – 1/13/2015 Food, drink events worth a trip – Douglass Miller names Hudson Valley among his destination recommendations. WXXI - 1/14/2015 Rieslings From The Finger Lakes Regio...


Magnus Ridge Winery: A Family Affair Focused on the Tasting Experience

A few miles north of the village of Watkins Glen on the western shore of Seneca Lake is a large and striking structure  faces the lake from the side of a hill that is bisected by Route 14.  Although it mostly resembles a Fren...