Category Archives: Enjoying

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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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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American Wine Society: Best Wine Conference Anywhere

This may seem on the surface to be a rather extreme statement. After all, there are conferences all over the world featuring celebrities as well as wines in the hundreds of dollars per bottle price range. But nothing captures the … Continue reading

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M’Rosé

We recently had an opportunity to circle a pair of wagons, the first of which appeared during a visit to local Shalestone Vineyards, where we tasted a wine labeled “Beyond Rosé.” The wine was a blend of 50% Lemberger and … Continue reading

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