Monthly Archives: August 2014

Loyalty

Quiet little Dutch Street in the Town of Barrington swells to a population hundreds of people larger than normal during the third Saturday in August when it is time for the annual Clan Club picnic at McGregor Vineyard and Winery. … Continue reading

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Veraison

One of the most visible signs of harvest approaching is when the red grape varieties begin to develop their color, in a process called veraison. The term in French means “the onset of ripening,” and everywhere in the world where … Continue reading

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Dialing for Grapes

Based on data collected by Cornell, the New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets has notified wineries that they may purchase out of state grapes due to this year’s winter damage. State law allows this on a per-varietal basis … Continue reading

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The Orange Wine

Several months ago while visiting a local business, we had occasion to pick up an issue of the excellent Life in the Finger Lakes Magazine and discover something that was almost shocking: an article about the Finger Lakes’ first orange … Continue reading

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Make It Stop Already

Yet another weather system in moving into the Finger Lakes the next two days with the potential to drop another 1 to 3 inches of rain. According to the Cornell University Northeast Regional Climate Center (NRCC), the temperature hasn’t been … Continue reading

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Merlot Strikes Back

As some have already guessed, the subject here is a reference to the movie Sideways, in which the Miles character disses Merlot in favor of Pinot Noir and, as a result, the movie producers unwittingly cost Merlot producers millions of … Continue reading

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Garlic With a Side of Heroism

This weekend was the annual Glorious Garlic Festival at Fox Run Vineyards. Fox Run is one of the oldest wineries on Seneca Lake. It has a large and varied product line including dry and sweet wines and some special reserve … Continue reading

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