Early Spring at Hudson-Chatham Winery. (Photo via owner Carlo DeVito)

There’s a slew of New York wine news this week, including interviews with winemakers, changes at the SLA, competition wins, and industry innovations.

Terroirist – 3/27/2015
This week’s winemaker interview is with August Deimel from the Finger Lakes, Keuka Spring Vineyards.

Westfield Republican – 3/27/2015
Mazza Chautauqua Cellars / Five & 20 Spirits and Brewing is now the first outfit in the state of New York to bat the cycle, producing beer, wine and spirits.

Examiner.com – 3/30/2015
William Dowd reports on awards at the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition and Dr. Konstantin Frank just keeps on rolling into the winner’s circle with its semi-dry Riesling, among other recognized New York wines.

Capital New York – 3/31/2015
Freedom of Information requests surface communications showing that NY SLA courted complaints from other states in the Empire Wine dispute.

The Chronicle-Express – 3/31/2015
Wine Enthusiast magazine names New York State as “Wine Region of the Year” citing the number of quality wines and the impressive growth of the industry.

Market Wired – 3/31/2015
New York wine producer Lieb Cellars is expanding it’s alternative packaging strategy to sell all of their Bridge Lane craft wines in 3L boxes and 20L kegs.

Suffolk Times – 4/1/2015
Long Island wine events are booming in Southold, with more promised on the horizon.

Syracuse.com – 4/2/2015
The number of New York wineries nears 400, with over 100 being added in the last five years.

Napa Valley Register – 4/2/2015
Atwater Estates in Burdett, NY takes a Double Gold at the Simi Winery Rosé Competition in Healdsburg, CA.

Finger Lakes Times – 4/2/2015
Big changes to the Finger Lakes Wine Symposium scheduled for August 2015.

Cornell Chronicle – 4/2/2015
Cornell’s fancy new student winery is providing hands-on, high-tech education.

Albany Times Union – 4/2/2015
NY Executive-Branch appointments shift some roles and Vincent Bradley will become the new State Liquor Authority Chairman.

Lab Manager – 4/3/2015
Sparkling Pointe Winery participates in a groundbreaking study of the complex microbe ecosystem in vineyards.

Terroirist – 4/3/2015
What, another interview from the Finger Lakes? A talk with Peter Bell of Fox Run Vineyards. Right on Terroirist!

Lake Ontario Wine Trail hosts “Roll Out the Barrels”
New York’s newest wine trail opens its doors April 11th and 12th with an event they hope to schedule annually.