Image: Leon Millot harvest at Hid-in-Pines Winery’s Bordeaux Family Vineyard.

Harvest has been in full swing and the wineries are now producing prodigious amount of carbon dioxide…don’t hold your breath though, most ferments have a long way to go.

In the meantime, check out some recent news about the New York beverage scene from a lowly apple press to his high holiness.


Seacoast Online – 9/24/2015
JoAnn Actis Grande touts riesling to her coastal constituency and her examples from Gunderloch Estate and Dr. Loosen in Germany were joined by Ravines and Dr. Konstantin Frank in the Finger Lakes.

Cornell Extension – 9/25/2015
The most recent weekly newsletter “Veraison to Harvest” is out with crop and harvest reports, as well as articles on the results of recent wine making studies.

New York Wines – 9/26/2015
As our article foreshadowed a couple of weeks ago, the Hudson Valley Wine Competition results are in…and cold climate wines take best red, white and best-in-show.

Cape Gazette – 9/26/2015
Vintages of vintages of Hermann J. Wiemer were the focus of a recent wine event at a long-standing popular restaurant, Sedona, in Bethany Beach on the Maryland shore.

Time Warner Cable – 9/27/2015
Long time sacramental wine producer near Rochester, O-Neh-Da Vineyard delivered wine to be used by the Pope during his NYC visit.

Watertown Daily Times – 9/28/2015
Relative newcomer to the New York cider scene, upstart Kaneb Orchards is quickly racking up recognition for their upstate ferments.


The Taste of Fall Wine Walk – October 3, 2015, 4-8PM – Batavia, NY
16 New York producers will represent and will each pour a red and white wine at stops along the walking path…just be safe and do the math.

CheersNY – October 3-4, 2015 – Sunset Park, Brooklyn, NY
A wide array of beer, wine, cider and food products from New York will be available at the Brooklyn Eats marketplace…and samples are unlimited.