Photo: Macari Vineyards

Wine politics, continuing wine education, a sad unfolding story and a busy weekend festival schedule coming up.

NEWS – 7/30/2015
Actual Headline “Drunk of Corporate Welfare” are Hillary Clinton and New York wine involved in “pay-to-play”, or rather “wine-to-shine” politics?

Ithaca Voice – 7/29/2015
After local education in hospitality profession, Cornell student goes on to become a “Master Sommelier”.

North Fork Patch – 8/2/2015
The first of what will likely be numerous lawsuits filed in the wake of the terrible fatal limo crash on Long Island last week.


FLX Riesling & Craft Beer Fest – August 8-9, 2015
Twenty wineries, twelve breweries and a whole bunch of fancy food at the Canandaigua City Pier in the Finger Lakes.

Adirondack Coast Summer Wine Tour – August 8-9, 2015
Half a dozen producers on the New York side of Lake Champlain team up to introduce visitors to what’s happening in this new wine region.

North Country Wine, Beer and Food Festival – August 8-9, 2015
Ogdensburg hosts an annual festival that will expand this year to include more fun activities, games, and educational workshops.