Photo via Alexandra Doniger, Assistant Winemaker, Hector Wine Company

This week in New York wine news…changes that are happy, sad and historical on Long Island. While Upstate — dollars for wine support, and dollars that detract.

Edible East End - 3/30/2015
Going deep into Long Island’s glacial soils, with a very cool visualization of how the island was formed by the retreating ice sheet.

NorthForker - 4/7/2015
Long Island wine loses another long-time fixture as Robert Pellegrini passes away at age 76.

Wyoming County Free Press - 4/7/2015
New York State provides $1.4 million in funding to support agricultural product research and development, including money for the Cornell Ag Station and the NY Wine and Culinary Center.

A Vintner’s Tale - 4/7/2015
Book review for the recently released history of Long Island Wine - “Behind the Bottle”.

Riverhead Local - 4/8/2015
Long Island Wine Council hires Ali Tuthill as new marketing director to spearhead e re-branding effort.

Democrat & Chronicle - 4/11/2015
Ice wine may be a precious thing to drink, but it also may serve as a secret ingredient in cooking.

Daily Messenger - 4/11/2015
Seneca Lake Wine Trail members pool donations to support the construction of the Finger Lakes Community College Viticulture and Wine Center in Geneva

Innovation Trail - 4/13/2015
Wineries upset over the duty fees assessed on the New York wines that Canadian customers bring home across the border.


Taste of the Hudson Winery Tours
In partnership with Metro North, Hudson Valley Wine Magazine and Hudson Valley Wine Market will be offering a new series of local winery tours on May 23, June 20, and July 18, 2015.

Finger Lakes Times Food & Wine Calendar
New Vintage Days at Swedish Hill and Goose Watch, Glenora Sister Series, Sparkling Wine dinner at Mirbeau, and a Riesling dinner at Bellangelo.