Tastecamp By Lenn Thompson, Editor-in-Chief

Evan Dawson, our Finger Lakes Editor, and I have been working hard to get all of the plans and details together for this year's edition of TasteCamp EAST, taking place May 7-9 in Finger Lakes wine country.

The concept for TasteCamp is a simple one — getting enthusiastic bloggers
together in a region that is new to them to taste as much wine as
possible and speak to as many winemakers as possible over the course of a

Most smaller, lesser-known wine regions in the world would
love to get their wines in front of bloggers, but with TasteCamp, the
bloggers come to them.

After the huge success of last year's Long Island program, we wanted to head up to the Finger Lakes and have been met with boundless enthusiasm on the part of the wineries in the region.

Over the course of the three days, we'll be visiting several wineries, but there obviously isn't enough time to visit every winery in the region, so we're organizing three tasting sessions to open it up to the rest of the region:

  • Friday, May 7: Grand Tasting of Keuka Lake
  • Saturday, May 8: Grand Tasting of Seneca Lake
  • Sunday, May 9: Grand Tasting of Cayuga Lake

We're still sorting out some of the details (times, locations and number of wines per winery) but if you'd like to pour for the 40+ people attending TasteCamp this year, please send us an email as soon as possible. The deadline for signing up to pour is Sunday April 4 at 8 p.m.