Cider continues to surge, a couple of sad passings, new and mature wine trails and news of New York wines in the other 49 states…

WHAM - 9/16/2015
Casa Larga co-founder Ann Colaruotolo recently passed away after an extended illness.

Napa Valley Register - 9/17/2015
Dan Berger and Tom Wark talk hard cider, and upstate New York juice is found to be fascinating.

Facebook - 9/28/2015
The Finger Lakes lose another long-time fixture at Cayuga Ridge Estate Winery, with the death of winemaker Stephen Whitlock.

Crain’s New York Business - 9/30/2015
Opinion: New York Farm Winery legislation was a progressive boon to state production, why does the Empire State still maintain a reactionary stance on consumption?

Watertown Daily Times - 9/30/2015
New maps and road signs mark the official opening of the St. Lawrence County Wine Trail on October 8th.

Newsday - 10/1/2015
Wolffer Kitchen report is that the wine is quite fine, the menu sensational, but service sags a bit.

Hudson Valley News Network - 10/2/2015
Millbrook Winery Riesling is rolling with the double-golds.

Opelika-Auburn Observer - 10/2/2015
Word of quality New York wines is spreading to the deep southern U.S., and rumor has it the NY locals keep it all for themselves.

Albany Times-Union - 10/3/2015
New York Wine and Grape Foundation creates a resource to help consumers navigate shipment of local wines to out-of-state destinations. - 10/3/2015
Raymore Estates Winery is offering wine classes and small-batch wine making opportunity with only New York fruit.

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle - 10/6/2015
The Niagara USA Wine Trail celebrates a full decade of modern commercial wine making in western New York.

Cider Week Finger Lakes - October 2-11, 2015
It’s cider week with over fifty special locations, daily events and a dozen local cider producers.

We've been holding the secret for too long and are THRILLED to finally announce that our 2013 Reserve Pinot Blanc has officially been named a *Top 12 Wine in America* by WSJwine from the Wall Street Journal. The invite-only "Annual Dozen" blind tasting is in its sixth year and widely considered to be one of the definitive tastings of American wines. Over 400 wines were tasted this year. Twelve were named the best. A limited number of bottles are available for sale on our web store. We'll also be hosting a reception for the winning wine on Friday, Oct 23, 6-9pm, with complimentary tastes and bottles available for purchase. Come celebrate with us and for Long Island wine!! #wsjwine #wallstreetjournal #annualdozen #bestinamerica #top12 #nywine #liwine #pinotblanc #liebpinotblanc #wehavearrived

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