A couple bits of news from the world of New York wine this week:

Hudson Valley

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New Wine Trail Spans NY and MA
In establishing The Hudson-Berkshire Beverage Trail Carlo DeVito, owner of Hudson-Chatham Winery, has created a unique trail that brings together wine, cider, beer and spirits — as well as two states.

Tucked between the Hudson River and the Berkshires, the Trail extends from southeast of Albany down to Germantown, New York, and out to Richmond, Massachusetts in the Berkshires.

The trail's founding members are Brookview Station Winery(NY), Chatham Brewing (NY), Furnace Brook Winery (MA), Harvest Spirits (NY), Tousey Winery (NY) and Les Trois Emme Winery (MA).  

The trail will kick off on April 10 with a special event "Pasta & Sauce." For more information, visit the group's events page.

Finger Lakes

Rochester's Wine Sense to Change Hands
Some in the Finger Lakes wine industry have been fretting over news
that a popular Rochester wine shop is closing. It's a wine shop that
supports New York wines, and the rumors are not exactly true — but
Wine Sense on Park Avenue is changing hands.

Owner Kristin Vanden Brul,
who has been featured on the New York Cork Report for her open mind to wines
from across the state, is selling the business. When reached this
afternoon, employees explained that a young couple will be taking over.

We'll soon find out if they show the same interest in New York wines.