Saturday, March 22, 2008

Finger Lakes News & Notes - March 23, 2008

- Myself and Mr. Tom, the Finger Lakes Weekend Winos Acoustic Duo, will be performing at Arcadian Estate Winery this coming Sunday, March 30th from Noon to 3pm, for the "Cruisin the Tropics" event. Come on out and get tropical with us!

- Morgen McLaughlin discusses the marketing of Finger Lakes wine

- Jason Feulner, Finger Lakes correspondent at Lenndevours blog, writes an excellent article on Ravines Wine Cellars in the current issue of Life In The Finger Lakes magazine.

- Penguin Bay and Chateau Lafayette Reneau rose' methods discussed

- Fulkerson Winery to exhibit wooden maps of the Finger Lakes

- Sandra Silfven gives her tasting notes on Finger Lakes reds from the Finger Lakes Wine Alliance Vintners Roundtable tasting, Rick Lyke gives his notes here, and Carlo Devito here. All of the writers on this tasting were very impressed with these Reds. Of course, I've been telling you for several years now that the Finger Lakes can produce excellent reds, but I'm just a lowly blogger. Maybe some of the mainstream wine press will now start giving Finger Lakes Reds some respect. And The Finger Lakes Wine Alliance is doing a wonderful job of getting the word out about Finger Lakes wine.

- The Finger Lakes International Wine Competition judging takes place on March 29 & 30

- Racing and tourism meet in Watkins Glen

- Finger Lakes Events coming up next weekend, March 29 & 30, include the "Cruisin the Tropics" event on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail and the "World Tour of Food and Wine" event on the Keuka Lake Wine Trail. See Finger Lakes Wine Country Event Calendar for complete Finger Lakes event listings.

- D and C recaps Wine Spectator's Finger Lakes Riesling ratings

- Imagine Moore winery is profiled

- Riesling sales continue to grow

- Bill Ward presents an interesting comparison of the differences in how men and women think of wine here and

- Iron Chef-like cook off to be held at NYWCC

- Finger Lakes Bed & Breakfast offers a spiritual retreat

- The story of the Cayuga Wine Trail

- Writer thinks beer tasting is better than wine tasting

- April is New York Wine Month

- Western New York has majority of rare cobblestone homes

- The sweet taste of ice wine

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