Sunday, March 11, 2007

Finger Lakes News & Notes

- The Monterey Wine Competition Results are in and 3 Finger Lakes wineries did very well. Heron Hill had the following 2 Rieslings nominated for best of show white wine, Lakewood received a Gold for their 2005 Chardonnay, & Hosmer garnered a Silver for its 2006 Seyval. Congrats to all.
Gold, Sweepstake, 2004 Heron Hill Johannisberg Riesling, Ingle Vineyard, Finger Lakes 01.00%, $24.99
Gold, Sweepstake, 2004 Heron Hill Riesling Late Harvest, Finger Lakes 11.00% $35.99
Lakewood Vineyards Inc
Gold, 2005 Lakewood Vineyards Chardonnay, Finger Lakes, $12.99
Silver, 2006 Hosmer Seyval, Cayuga Lake, $10.00
(My thanks to Robert Whitley for the results)

- Finger Lakes Wine Country Tourism Marketing Association names new president

- Indian tribe wants to put casino in Finger Lakes region

- Another New York wine and culinary center is considered

- It's March and we're getting a small taste of spring today. So, in my mind, that marks the official beginning of Finger Lakes wine season. I'm already planning my winery visit schedule. I can't wait to report on the new offerings this year!

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