Discovering New Grape Varieties in the Finger Lakes

Today I was lucky enough to visit five wineries on Cayuga lake, one of the Finger Lakes in upstate New York. I've always shied away from tasting hybrid grapes and those made with the Vitis Labrusca vines but today I decided to throw those preconceived notions out the window and just taste what is grown... Continue Reading →

Society of Wine Educators Conference – Finger Lakes

This year the Society of Wine Educators is hosting its annual conference in the Finger Lakes. It's their 42nd conference and my 8th, if memory serves. I've been to conferences in Washington (2x), San Matteo, Sacramento, New Orleans (2x), Orlando and Portland. For a couple of years I have been a speaker and this year... Continue Reading →

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