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 →

Veterans Day & New York Wines: Shaw Vineyards Riesling, Pinot Noir

As we honor our veterans, I am thinking about New Yorkers that I know and love and saluting them with New York wines. My great uncle Murray who is no longer with us was a veteran and a survivor of Pearl Harbor. All of my first cousins once removed were in World War II. I... Continue Reading →

New York has been good to me this summer and I want to return the favor, going out of my comfort zone and trying some wines that I had previously snubbed from the Hudson Valley. One summer I rented a house in New Paltz because I like to hike and I visited a number of... Continue Reading →

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