Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Finger Lakes News & Notes

-- Don't forget, it's Mardi Gras on the Cayuga Wine Trail this weekend. Participating wineries will have wine and food samples and prizes and, if you dress up in your best Mardi Gras costume, you have a chance to be named King or Queen of Cayuga Mardis Gras.

--Jeff Richards latest wine column tells of Bully Hill's new limited release wines comemmorating the Eldridge Park Carousel.

-- From this article, it looks like the Finger Lakes Scenic Railway "Blues and Brews" Train is a lot of fun. They are having another one on March 18. Here is their website.

--If you are looking for Producers of Fresh Produce, Meats, and Dairy Products in the Finger Lakes area, The Finger Lakes Culinary Bounty website has a good directory.

-- Here is a fascinating article on the year they had snow on the 4th of July in the Finger Lakes.

-- If you are a Grape Grower or interested in growing grapes, don't miss the Finger Lakes Grape Growers Convention and Trade Show March 3 & 4 at the Waterloo Holiday Inn.

-- A nice primer on the Riesling grape in this article. Unfortunately, only a very brief mention of Finger Lakes Riesling.

-- In trying to find out what all the fuss is over Robert Parker, the notorious wine critic who it seems can make or break a wine, I came across this interview(I don't know when it was written). From this interview, he seems like an ok chap to me.

-- Don't forget to sign up at the bottom of this page for my new monthly newsletter filled with Finger Lakes news, wine specials, and events.

1 comment:

Lenn said...

As always, thanks for the great FL region info.

Hope to finally meet you this spring/summer.