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About keukaharv

Living and loving life in the beautiful Finger Lakes Wine Country.

The Year Ends. As Does the Blog.

I have for a long time wanted to write a book, and during my life went down the road a few times on various subjects. Moving here in 2006 and not seeing any books about wines in the Finger Lakes, I saw … Continue reading

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Last Barrel of 2014

Our final event of the year was the annual red barrel tasting at McGregor Vineyard. Our wines were the reds of 2013, and we were able to sample: Two different Pinot Noirs – one a single clone and the other … Continue reading

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Holiday Festivities

With the intense crush period over, wineries have an opportunity to celebrate, thank their regular customers/wine club members, and even unload a few last cases for the year. The past two weekends, we were able to attend two holiday parties … Continue reading

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Bedding Down

Monday morning two days ago saw skies overcast with temperatures a balmy 40 degrees. Monday also coincided with the arrival of six carloads of migrant workers who were here to spend two or three days pruning vines in preparation for … Continue reading

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Harvest 2014: The Experts Weigh In

The 2014 recap from Cornell’s Veraison to Harvest arrived today, and while the overall theme was consistent with what we had previously reported, there were some interesting new observations. Yes, things looked pretty dismal coming out of winter, and going … Continue reading

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Le Beaujolais Noveau Est Arrivé

While some might view upstate New York as isolated, some of the best international destinations in the wine world are easily accessible via a short drive to the Microclimate wine bar in Geneva. This was the site of a third … Continue reading

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Revisiting Saperavi

At the beginning of the growing season, we went on a tour and tasting at Standing Stone, where we first became aware (clearly a case of not paying attention) that they produce a varietal Saperavi, which is also part of … Continue reading

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