NiagaraescarpmentHave you heard about the Niagara Escarpment wine region in Western New York?

I have, but I’ll admit to not knowing a whole lot about it or its wines. Very few of the wines make it to Long Island and, so far, very few wineries that I’ve dealt with have much interest in publicizing their wines in this part of the state.

But, that might be changing. Duncan Ross, of not-yet-opened Arrowhead Springs Winery, and I just did an interview together that will be published over at Appellation America soon–and I learned a ton about the region. It’s really an incredible geological phenomenon. But more on that when the story is published.

In the meantime, I wanted to tell you about a new blog,, run by Bryan Calandrelli. You know Bryan already if you read many wine blogs. He’s the founder of Water Into Wino. He’s also a a fellow cabernet franc lover.

He’s recently moved up that way (and has even planted a couple grape vines with plans for more in the future) and he has already proven to be the online resource for the wine and wine country.

Check out the new blog.