NEWS – 3/1/2016
Award winning amateur wine maker Randy Agness finally goes pro in the Finger Lakes, with an initial release of Riesling from Seneca Lake.
* News Editor had the opportunity to taste some Agness 2014 home Riesling and Gruner Veltliner at the 2015 Wine Bloggers Conference and gave them both enthusiastic thumbs-up.

Cornell Cooperative Extension – 3/2/2016
An extensive report analyzing New York’s brewery supply chain documents the expansion of the state’s malt barley and hops plantings as well as the premiums paid for locally grown ingredients.

North County Now – 3/4/2016
Far northern New York economy looks forward to the creation of a North Country Brew Trail via a bill which has passed through the Assembly and Senate.

Wine and Maple AfternoonMarch 12, 2016 – The Grape Discovery Center
It’s the time of year for maple syrup making and the GDC continues its seasonal event series with a showing of specialty beverages, local maple products, and live music.

New York & Vermont Winter Grape SchoolMarch 17, 2016 – Lake George
Reminder that Cornell and UVM extension specialists will be holding a one day, two-track viticulture and oenology training for cold-climate wine growers and makers.

Plattsburgh Brew Fest – August 6, 2016 – City Beach
Tickets have just gone on sale for the second year of the brew fest on the beach, which features a number of local beer, wine and cider producers. Sure to be a sell out based on last year’s attendance.