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Finger Lakes Wine News

This news list is updated at least once a week with any news that is related to Finger Lakes Wine and Finger Lakes wineries. Wine news is culled from newspapers and press releases from around the world and the Finger Lakes area.

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Riesling gains popularity, fills up the world's wineglass
San Francisco Chronicle - CA, USA
Upstate in the Finger Lakes , source of arguably America's finest dry Rieslings for the last 20 years at least, producers are pinching themselves that at...

Mother Nature smiles on this grape harvest
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle - Rochester,NY,USA
This translates to good stuff for 2007 wine . Of course, it would be wrong to label the Finger Lakes 2007 harvest as "great." More like "spectacular," but I ...

Small wineries can lead
Chicago Daily Herald - Chicago,IL,USA
Finger Lakes ? North Fork? Santa Barbara? Anderson Valley? New Mexico? Do you have any recommendations for wineries that we must see in Italy? ...

Is Cabernet Franc the Cinderella of the Vineyard?
Appellation America - San Francisco,CA,USA
A delegation of Bordeaux winemakers, touring the Finger Lakes in the early 1990s, were skeptical of all the Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot vineyards. ...

Middle Finger Lakes Wine Guide Takes Flight
Finger Lakes Blog
A new blog on the Finger Lakes Wine offers reviews of wineries and recommendations for visiting the wineries...

Global Warming Affecting Wine Vintages Worldwide
Daily Green - USA
Whether it's France, Spain, Italy, Australia or the Finger Lakes region of New York, vintners are adjusting their vineyards to suit a changing climate. ...

September Sips and Slurps - Southampton,NY,USA
... the Finger Lakes region of central New York have really impressed me over the past several weeks - and one is a real bargain - Ravines Wine Cellars 2006 ...

Finger Lakes Icon Hermann Weimer Hands Off Winery Reins
Wine Spectator (subscription) - CA,USA
Merwarth and Weimer broke the news to their staff at a wine -and-cheese party on Aug. 7. Several sources in the area estimated the sale to be worth about $7 ...

The Grapevine: Rendezvous offers chance to review riesling's range
San Luis Obispo Tribune - San Luis Obispo,CA,USA
The most successful dry rieslings, in general, were from the Finger Lakes and Australia. Finger Lakes wines aren't readily available here, but wines from ...

The Coming Riesling Resurgence Finger Lakes Wines Are Hands Up Leaders
Appellation America - San Francisco,CA,USA
Of the existing Riesling plantings, therefore, a majority are older vines and the wine making in the Finger Lakes is rather sophisticated in that it seeks ...

New York vintners see red over rowdy winery tourists
Seattle Times - United States
The Cayuga, Seneca and Keuka lake trails constitute the biggest concentration of wineries east of California, according to the Finger Lakes Wine Country ...

Finger Lakes wineries offer sights and sips for visitors - Detroit,MI,USA
... family-run wineries in the Finger Lakes . This agricultural mecca of tourism in central Upstate New York is home to the largest and oldest wine industry ...

Dry Riesling Wins Top Award in State Contest
New York Times - United States
A 2005 dry riesling from the Finger Lakes was voted New York's best wine in an annual contest yesterday. The winner, a white made ...

Dry Riesling Chosen As New York's Best Wine
Luxist - Santa Monica,CA,USA
... wineries. Hermann Wiemer, a native of Germany's Mosel wine region says that the Finger Lakes are ideal for growing Riesling grapes. The ...

Champion Riesling is finger Lake'n good
It's from the King Ferry Winery at the eastern frontier of the Finger Lakes - the east shore of Cayuga Lake. To claim the wine triumphed is not some jingoistic ...

Finding the wineries
Newsday - Long Island,NY,USA
... in the Finger Lakes " is out of date as new wineries proliferate. Each of the four important lakes -- Keuka, Seneca, Cayuga and Canandaigua -- have " wine trails ...

Drink in the beauty
Boston Globe - United States
... an ingenious travel trailer, for example), the museum also deals with local history on and around the Finger Lakes -- including the ubiquitous wine business.

A New York state of wine
Globe and Mail - Canada
... to be paid at customs. A Finger Lakes wine tour can take the high or the low road, or a bit of both. Most of the wineries are small ...

Rediscovering New York riesling
Times Herald-Record - Middletown,NY,USA
... Our best of tasting was Chateau Lafayette Reneau from the Finger Lakes . This wine , which we tasted twice, was bursting with just-picked, ripe fruit. ...

Uncork New York
San Francisco Chronicle - United States
... 2003 Ravines Wine Cellars Finger Lakes Riesling ($15) -- Apples, pears and stones, cleansed by rainwater. Also good: Chardonnay, "House ...

Survey says, wine is king
Corning Leader - Corning,NY,USA
... "Certainly the wine industry is a very important part of the Finger Lakes tourism package," she said Monday. "In addition to visiting ...

Wining and dining the Finger Lakes
Roanoke Times - Roanoke,VA,USA
... Our final stop on the Finger Lakes wine tour was at The Red Newt Cellars. Newt is another name for that little gecko-type lizard we see on TV. ...

Fine Rieslings Flourish in New York Finger Lakes
Bloomberg - USA
... This weekend (July 15-17), more than 60 New York wineries will participate in the Finger Lakes Wine Festival at Watkins Glen. Hammondsport ...

Well-made Rieslings rise above cloying stereotype
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - Pittsburgh,PA,USA
More years ago than I care to divulge, my wife and I made our first trip to wine country by visiting Upstate New York's Finger Lakes region. ...



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