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 →

New World Wines: Varied Bordeaux Blends From Virginia

As Thanksgiving approaches, I am thinking about all of the American wines that I have tried over the past few years. Some stand out, others less so but all interest me in terms of the evolution of the wine industry in the USA. This past year at the Society of Wine Educators conference, I attended... Continue Reading →

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