Thursday, May 25, 2006

Finger Lakes News & Notes

- I lost count at over 70 medals for Finger Lakes wine at the International Eastern Wine Competition held earlier this month. Highlights include Best of Class, Riesling Champion, and Best White for Treleaven 2005 Dry Riesling, Double Gold for Anthony Road 2004 Sweet Dream, Double Gold for Atwater Estates - Estate White & Gold for 2005 Vidal Blanc & 2004 Celsius, Gold for Dr. Franks 2003 Cabernet Franc, & Gold for Fox Run 2005 Riesling. The complete Medals List can be found here.

- The New York Wine & Culinary Center Grand Opening will be June 17.

- Finger Lakes grape growers avoid April frost damage, but others aren't so fortunate.

- Various critters and insects affecting upstate New York crops.

- The Birthplace of Memorial Day gets ready for this weekend.

- Did the Finger Lakes grapes get throught this weeks cold snap ok?

- The Global Warming question continues to heat up.

- Barbara Adams is honored

- Is that 2004 vintage wine that you are drinking really all 2004?

- Wine Spectator magazine focuses on the Finger Lakes

- The Seneca Lake Wine Trolley looks like an interesting way to tour wineries, especially if you are staying up in the Geneva area.

- Sheila Livadas profiles Goose Watch Winery on Cayuga Lake.

Friday, May 12, 2006

Finger Lakes News & Notes

--Detroit sings the praises of Dr. Franks Riesling

--New Grape Genetics Research Center gets Federal Funding

--Buffalo Tacos prompt evacuations

--"Global Warming" is good for Finger Lakes wine

--Learn history while you drive

--"Green" cars will race around Seneca Lake

--Sheila Livadas' new winery profile is on Standing Stone Vineyards, our neighbor across the pond.

--And finally, to all my readers, I must apologize for the lack of posts recently. I was surprisingly laid off my job recently after 9 years there, and I've been using most of my time to try and find a new job. I thought I'd have more time for blogging, but that has not been the case. If any winery out there has any positions available in Finance or Marketing, let me know. Thank You All for your continued support!!!

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Finger Lakes News & Notes

-- Newcomers see Finger Lakes land prices as a "bargain". and are quickly snapping land up.

-- And vineyard land is also being snapped up for new homes.

-- Yes, it's officially wine tasting season in the Finger Lakes.

-- Here's the Star-Gazette's Finger Lakes area Racing Guide for all you race fans. I will be attending my first NASCAR race at Watkins Glen this summer.

-- My wife attended the Seneca Lake Wine Trail's Wine & Cheese event last weekend with "the girls" (I had to stay home and work- bummer) and she reported that it was a great event and very well organized with good food and, of course, good wine.

-- I am working on a new Finger Lakes Wine Event Calendar to link to the blog. Click here for a sneak peek.

--Gas prices are starting to affect tour companies. And Camping gets a boost due to gas prices.