You may have heard about this already, but April is New York Wine Month (warning, the website is awful).

More than 300 fine restaurants and wine shops are featuring over 92 New York wines all month long. It seem as though the restaurants are spread out over the state pretty well, but it’s not easy to be sure because of how they are organized (or not) on the website.

This is a program that I’m obviously behind. It’s important that the NY wine industry do a better job of marketing its wares to the local residents — saturating them — before worrying about other areas so much. If you can’t sell your wine in your own back yard, it’s just not going to work elsewhere.

In honor of New York Wine Month, LENNDEVOURS will be focusing on NY wines for the month of April.

Anyway, check out the New York Wine Month website for details about the restaurants, shops and wineries involved. Drink local, people!

Graphic courtesy of Uncork New York!