Friday, September 28, 2007

Finger Lakes News & Notes Sept. 28, 2007

- Yours truly, the Weekend Wino, will bring my scholarly side to the hallowed halls of Hobart & Smith College in Geneva on Friday, November 2nd when I present a seminar for "Releasing Your Creativity Through Music & Lyrics" at noon (free admission, lunch included, you must register in adavnce, seating is limited) and a Finger Lakes Weekend Wino Concert (free admission) at 8pm featuring songs from my new CD "Sparkling Diamonds - Songs of The Finger Lakes" (hear clips of the songs here). Remember to register for the Creativity Seminar by calling 315-781-4382. This seminar is for anyone who is interested in learning creative techniques to enhance your creativity. Click here for more information -scroll down to Nov. 2nd
A Special Weekend Wino Thank You goes out to Sarah Meyer at The Finger Lakes Institute for organizing this event!!!

- Hermann Wiemer retires, leaves winery in very capable hands

- My blogger friends Ken & Theresa at Ken's Wine Guide post their travelogue of their recent Finger Lakes trip

- Mark Hare reviews "Finger Lakes Memories"

- Finger Lakes wineries turning to netting to protect grape crop

- Appellation America profiles Damiani Vineyards. Lou Damiani and a small group of other wineries clustered on the east side of Seneca Lake like Silver Spring, Shalestone, Red Newt, & Silver Thread are taking on the task of showing that premium red wines CAN be made in The Finger Lakes and I applaud them. Talk to any of these winemakers and they bleed passion for crafting top-notch red wines in The Finger Lakes.

- New book chronicles 'Wine Across America'

- Fall Foliage report and Finger Lakes Foliage may peak early this year

- Lenn Thompson reviews Ravines Keuka Village White

- Crackdown on migrant workers affecting Finger Lakes wineries

- This is one of those stories that you hate to hear and makes you not take life for granted. Actress who worked in Finger Lakes region taken from us way too soon.

- JFK Wine Bar serves Hermann Wiemer Riesling

- Finger Lakes Vineyards are poised for a very good crop

- New winery on Cayuga Lake 'bets the farm'

- The Daily Orange reviews 3 Keuka Lake wineries and we find out that Dr Frank Wine Cellars is planning an "all Riesling" winery on Seneca Lake within the next 3 years... excellent!!!

- Mens Fitness magazine recommends Finger Lakes Riesling with their Ahi Tuna recipe

- New York seeks more British tourists

- One Tank Trips features The Windmill Farm & Crafts Market (one of me and Mrs. Wino's favorite places to browse)

- Canoeing on Hemlock Lake

- Is there a new "oldest Finger Lakes winery"?

- WineAmerica has some interesting statistics on the wine industry including this chart on the growth of wineries per state

- Cornell's Geneva Agricultural Experimental Station is 125 years young

- Now I know what an ocelot is

- Rare Book of Mormon found, auctioned in Geneva for $105,600

- A big Weekend Wino welcome to Cynthia Kimble, new president of the Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance

- The new York Post profiles Canandaigua

- Here's your chance to win An Ultimate Finger Lakes Wine Country Experience

Cheers, Finger Lakes Weekend Wino

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Weekend Wino update

Fellow Wino's, Sorry for the long time between posts. Things are extremely busy. My CD "Sparkling Diamonds - Songs of The Finger Lakes" has sold out the first run already and we are well in to the second run. Thank You to all of you who have purchased a copy!!! If you would like a copy, you can find it at the following locations:
* Dr. Frank Wine Cellars, west side of Keuka Lake
*Arbor Hill Winery (in Naples NY) and for sale online at Arbor Hill's website
* Arcadian Estate Winery (west side of Seneca Lake)
* Artizanns, Gifts from the Finger Lakes (in Naples NY)
* Barrington Cellars, east side of Keuka Lake
* Lakewood Vineyards, west side of Seneca Lake
* Fulkerson Winery, west side of Seneca Lake
* Hope Farm Books in Saugerties NY
And coming soon to Montezuma Winery (north end of Cayuga Lake)
and for sale online soon at
Thank You to all of these fine establishments!!! Hear clips of the songs here

Myself and Tommy the Wino had another great time performing last weekend at Dr. Franks. A Big Thank You to Joe and the whole gang there!!! Upcoming performances include
Oct. 26 at the delicious Brown Hound Bistro in Bristol Springs at the south end of Canandaigua Lake and Nov. 11 at Arcadian Estate Winery (west side of Seneca Lake).

I also want to send a Special Thanks out to Stacy Majewicz at Life In The Finger Lakes magazine for her writeup about my CD in the new Fall edition of the magazine. And also a Special Thank You to my fellow Golden Nose judge Richard Frisbie for a mention in his excellent article also in the new Fall edition of Life In The Finger Lakes magazine.

- Check out the September Finger Lakes calendar of events from Finger Lakes Wine Country

- Me and Mrs. Wino and some wino friends will be checking out the SeaPlane Homecoming this weekend in Hammondsport. It is amazing to watch the seaplanes on Keuka Lake!

- So much to do and so little time to do it. Keep the emails coming. I try to reply to them all. Hope your summer was great and I hope you enjoy the beautiful Fall Harvest time in the Finger Lakes!