Monthly Archives: July 2014

The Party Season (Part I)

After months of seemingly endless waiting for summer to arrive, it is moving along way too fast. Our area is blessed not only by having terrific wineries, but also by having imaginative owners and staff who supply much more fun … Continue reading

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Low Risk Grapes

This month’s American Wine Society meeting was hosted by friends John and Sandy Tuller on Seneca Lake near the Anthony Road Winery. Like several in the area, John is a Kodak-person-turned-grower, and he was among the first to get established … Continue reading

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49 Degrees in July

Going into July, our bones seemed still chilled from the winter, but at least relative to many growing seasons, we were on track for normal (see “The Vineyard at Solstice”). The first two days of July were near 90, and … Continue reading

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Wine at the Racetrack

Annual fun occurs at the Watkins Glen International racetrack when wineries from New York State converge for the Finger Lakes Wine Festival, which runs from Friday afternoon through Sunday. The wine festival kicks off with a toga party, and it … Continue reading

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A Happy Seventh Anniversary at Red Tail Ridge

Red Tail Ridge on the west side of Seneca celebrated their seventh anniversary on Saturday with music, food, and wine for the public, and some special treats for members of their wine (Nest) club. RTR has been a terrific story … Continue reading

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Replacing the Capsulator

Winemaker August Deimel at Keuka Spring Vineyards has a problem. The seal on top of a wine bottle is called a “capsule,” and on a mechanical bottling line this is placed on top of each bottle by a bit of … Continue reading

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