Thursday, March 09, 2006

A Sad Day For The Finger Lakes

-- I just heard the sad news that Willy Frank of Dr. Frank Wine Cellars passed away in Florida on Tuesday from a stroke. Willy was 80 years old. He was a tireless promoter of Dr. Frank wines and of Finger Lakes wines and a first-class individual. He took over the winery founded by his father, Finger Lakes wine pioneer Dr. Konstantin Frank, and molded it in to a world-class wine company. The entire Finger Lakes wine industry owes a debt of gratitude to Willy and his father. Here is the Star-Gazette article. Tonight, I will raise my glass to toast a wonderful winemaker and man. Here's to you Willy Frank- Heaven has a new winemaker
extraordinaire!!! I'd like to read any memories or comments you may have about Willy Frank.

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