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Harvest 2023 Forecast for New York State

Early bud breaks, late-season frosts and heavy rainstorms have challenged growers across the state, but they remain hopeful as harvest gets underway. Read more from Maiah Johnson Dunn at Decanter here: https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/harvest-2023-forecast-for-new-york-state-510952/

The Best Wine Regions to Retire In

While any wine region can be a viable place to live, certain ones are particularly ideal for retirees. Wine Enthusiast highlights the Finger Lakes and others as the best wine regions to retire in if your ideal lifestyle involves more glass-swirling than golf. Click the link to read the full article: https://www.wineenthusiast.com/culture/travel/best-wine-regions-to-retire/  

Cabernet Franc: Red Hot Red

Wine Searcher chats with wineries around the country about a grape the Finger Lakes has long known and loved. Meaghan Frank from Dr Konstantin Frank discussed the grape from a Finger Lakes perspective: “We are investigating specific clones for planting over the next five years,” she says. “Riesling is the flagship white of the Finger…

The 21 Best Chillable Red Wines for 2023 from VinePair

“Chilled reds are hot right now. For the past several years, wine lovers have been embracing this light, quaffable style, and the category continues to grow and evolve. I mean, who wouldn’t want to cool down a juicy red wine during a hot summer like this?” VinePair includes Toast Winery’s 2021 Cabernet Franc in a…

Summer Wines: The Heat Wave Edition by Forbes

“July is going out with a scorcher of a heat wave. Are you fully prepped? Your survival gear should include a pool or other means to access the water, a fan (or two, with hand maidens to help) and this liquid refreshment”;  Forbes provides a great suggestion of wines for summer, including the 2021 Estate…

The Finger Lakes Times Discusses the Big Finger Lakes Wins at the New York Wine Classic

After winning Best Red Wine in the 2023 New York Wine Classic, Keuka Spring Vineyards winemaker Dan Bissell tells the Finger Lakes Times, “With all of the amazing wines being produced across the state, it’s a huge honor to be recognized for this award and one that we share with all of our hardworking growers…

New NYS Wine Export Partnership With Puerto Rico begins with Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery

A new partnership between the New York State Office of Trade and Tourism and Serrallés Imports in Puerto Rico offers great potential for promoting New York wines. Governor Hochul announced the partnership on July 18. Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery, New York’s most awarded winery, is the first to sell in Puerto Rico.    

New York Wine Classic Awards Many Finger Lakes Wineries in 2023

The 2023 New York Wine Classic award winners were announced on July 13. The competition highlights the best wines in New York state, and includes the Governors Cup and Winery of the Year awards. This year the Finger Lakes brought home the Best White Wine and Best Red Wine awards by Boundary Breaks and Keuka…

Press Fraction Offers High Praise for Jordan Harris and Heron Hill

Press Fraction reviews and rates Heron Hill Winery’s Eclipse Rosé with a stunning 90 points in Drink This. Lenn Thompson adds positive praise for Jordan Harris in his tenure as winemaker at Heron Hill.