Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Finger Lakes News & Notes

- Mountain Home magazine's June edition is out at wineries and shops in the Finger Lakes with my June column about Rooster Hill Vineyards winemaker Barry Tortolon and my June post for Finger Lakes Wine Country is here.

-Come out and see Mr. Tom and me, the Finger Lakes Weekend Winos Duo, perform acoustic blues, rock, and originals this Saturday & Sunday from Noon to 4pm at Dr. Franks on the east side of Keuka Lake.

- See a complete listing of Finger Lakes events for June at Finger Lakes Wine Country

- If you like to fiddle around, the 20th Annual Fiddlers Gathering is this weekend at Watlins Glen State Park

- More distilleries open in the Finger Lakes

- Red Tail Ridge Winery goes green

- Holly Howell writes on misunderstood Riesling

- In the Eastern International Wine Competition, the 2006 Tierce was named the best dry Riesling, the overall Riesling Champion and the best White Wine of the competition (retail $30). The wine was a collaborative effort by three Finger Lakes winemakers -- Peter Bell of Fox Run Vineyards, Johannes Reinhardt of Anthony Road Wine Co., and Dave Whiting of Red Newt Cellars. See complete results here

- One of my favorite Finger Lakes wines of the year so far, Dr. Frank 2007 Reserve Gewurztraminer (see my notes here) has won a Gold medal at an international Gewurztraminer competition in France.

- Ithaca NY is rated as one of top ten places for wine lovers to retire

- The next generation of Finger Lakes vintners are getting ready

That's all for now. I'll see you on the Wine Trails! FLWW

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