Sunday, February 19, 2006

Finger Lakes News Waves

-- After a top-secret meeting at an undisclosed location with my Finger Lakes inside source "Deep Vine", I can tell you, my dear readers the following classified information. But you must all promise me that you won't tell anyone else: Highland Cellars/Hickory Hollow is coming out with a ready-to-drink Pinot Noir that will be value-priced, and also you should take a look at their new website. Fulkerson Winery is almost out of their Vidal Ice Wine, so get it while you still can. And Deep Vine says, Get your tickets now to enjoy the fun and wine at Savor Syracuse, April 13 at The Landmark Theatre in Syracuse.

-- A taste of Austria opens up in Lodi. Now I know what a Heuriger is.

-- Sheila Livadas' newest winery profile is on Chateau Lafayette Reneau. Mrs. Wino & I had a romantic stay at their Bed & Breakfast a few years ago and we really enjoyed our morning walks through their vineyard and down to the lake. A first-class operation by any measure.

-- The new 2006 Steuben County Travel Guide is out. You can order your copy by calling

-- If you are a biker, Bike Magazine has named The Finger Lakes Trail at Letchworth State Park as one of the best, least-known bike trails in the country. The 22 mile trail takes mountain bikers along the rim of the Genesee River Gorge.

-- According to this study, all that wineries have to do to sell more wine is play the right music. Who knew it was that easy?

-- If you are interested in what goes on at a winery, here is a good winery blog.

-- All you professional winemakers out there look out for all of us amateurs when we get a WinePod, the new Home Personal Winery. Thanks to Tom at Fermentation for posting about this.

-- Don't forget to check out my wine links on the right side of the page.

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