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

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