Monday, June 23, 2008

-It's official- The newest winery on Seneca Lake will be opening soon and yes, the name is Pompous Ass winery! More to come on this new winery.

- The following Finger Lakes wineries won Gold at the Big E Wine Competition earlier this month:

Double Gold Medal Winners:
Dr. Konstantin Frank 2007 Dry Riesling (see my recent review of this excellent wine)

Torrey Ridge Winery NV Summer Delight

Gold Medal Winners:

Glenora Wine Cellars 2007 Semi-Dry Riesling

Lucas Vineyards 2007 Vignoles

Torrey Ridge Winery NV Concord

Hunt Country Vrds 2006 Vidal Blanc Ice Wine

Hunt Country Vrds 2007 Late Harvest Vignoles

See the complete results here.

- More Finger Lakes Gold Medal Winners at the Los Angeles International Wine Competition:

Best White Wine of Show:
Goose Watch Winery, 2007 Traminette, $12.00. Goose Watch and its sister wineries, Swedish Hill & Penguin Bay, continue to claim gold medal after gold medal at this years wine competitions with the Goose Watch 2007 Traminette winning Best White Wine out of over 900 International entries at LA International Wine Competition. Very Impressive!!!

Best of Class:
Heron Hill Winery Riesling, Select Late Harvest, 2006, $74.99
Penguin Bay Winery 2007 Gewurztraminer, $17.00
Swedish Hill Winery, Svenska Red, $7.49
Swedish Hill Winery, Svenska White, $7.49
Swedish Hill Winery, 2007 Cayuga White, $8.99

Dr. Konstantin Frank, 2007 Dry Riesling
Heron Hill Winery Vidal, Late Harvest 2006

Penguin Bay, Maroon Four

Swedish Hill, 2005 Cabernet Franc

Swedish Hill, 2007 Marechal Foch

Swedish Hill, 2007 Vidal Blanc

Swedish Hill, Doobie Blues

Chateau Frank Blanc de Blanc,

Chateau Frank, Blanc de Noir

Knapp Winery, Sovereign Opal

See the complete results here.

- 2 new books showcase the Finger Lakes area
- Proposed Finger Lakes Museum gains more support
- Check out this amazing photo of a Finger Lakes sunrise. I really have to get out and see the Ontario County Arts Council's current exhibit.
- Finger Lakes wineries dodged the recent hail damage, but upstate Apple crop not as fortunate.

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