Photo courtesy of Wagner Vineyards via Facebook

Wine, beer and ciders of New York in the news this week. A big riesling release party coming up, and remember…May is Finger Lakes Wine month.

RedFin Blog – 4/15/2015
Affordable living near top notch wine country? If there is such a thing, Long Island makes this list…

WineBusiness – 5/6/2015
Hazlitt 1852 Red cat and White Cat wines earn a couple of new lives as pre-packaged sangria.

Bloomberg Business – 5/7/2015
Cider sophistication increasing and dry New York made versions garner some attention.

CBS New York – 5/8/2015
Craft beer is booming on the east end of Long Island, and are having a hard time meeting demand.

Democrat & Chronicle – 5/8/2015
Big jump in the number of local vendors and attendees at the second annual Victor Food and Brew Fest

Edible Finger Lakes – 5/8/2015
Get your GRÜNER on with this primer on the newest Finger Lakes crush.

Education fundraiser at Bedell Cellars
To help fund Programa Sueños’ mission, to educate low income children in Guatemalathe organization is hosting their annual Spring Benefit on Saturday, May 14th at 6 p.m.

FLX Riesling Release 2015
The New York Wine and Culinary Center will host the eighth annual Finger Lakes vintage release event on Friday, May 15, from 7 to 9:30 p.m.

Cayuga Lake Wine Trail – 4th annual Winemaker for a Week Sweepstakes
Sign up for a chance to win a week long “experimental vacation” and become a winemaker-in-training for harvest 2015.

Finger Lakes Food & Wine Calendar
Anniversary and big sale at Swedish Hill, wine and cheese pairings on the Seneca Lake trail, a Gewürztraminer Vertical Tasting…Riesling and chocolate? Not so sure about that one.

Twitter #winechat is all up in the Finger Lakes  this week: