Monthly Archives: April 2014

A Great Day for Tying

It was gorgeous Monday in the Finger Lakes today, and probably the only nice day this week with a period of unsettled weather arriving that has already spawned killer tornadoes in the South. During the past few months, vines have … Continue reading

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Aromatic Whites in Context

Another opportunity to compare Finger Lakes wines to those of other areas came at a Twilight Tasting held at Rooster Hill Vineyards. The theme was aromatic whites, and we sampled five Rooster Hill wines paired against the same varietals, either … Continue reading

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We’re Number One!

Our earlier Mission to Canada came to fruition this weekend when we hosted the Keuka Lake Chapter of the American Wine Society for an event billed as a “Canada-New York Throwdown.” The idea was to pair four Ontario wines with … Continue reading

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Does Wine Pair With Mexican Food?

Yes! Of course, we need to qualify “food.” If we’re talking about a chain Tex-Mex, stick with Barefoot Cabernet and call it a day. But when we find ourselves in the hands of chef Rafael Guevara at Canandaigua’s Rio Tomatlán, … Continue reading

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Our First GDD (and a half)

On Saturday, according to Cornell’s Network for Environment and Weather Applications (NEWA), Penn Yan experienced its first growing degree day (GDD) of the 2014 season. Actually, its first GDD and a half, since 1.5 GDDs were recorded on Saturday, with … Continue reading

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A Finger Lakes First

About 24 lucky people who attended a vertical of Sauvignon Blanc and Syrah at Billsboro Winery yesterday got to experience the Finger Lakes’ first-ever Albariño. In retrospect, we can only shake our heads and ask “what took us so long?” … Continue reading

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Changing Landscape

After temperatures made a few trips above and below freezing during the last few weeks, winter has finally given up her grip, and the focus in the vineyard turns to maintenance. While new vineyards continue to be planted to keep … Continue reading

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