AMERICAN VINTAGE – The Rise of American Wine

by Paul Lukacs

Only a generation ago, the United States was little more than a footnote in the story of wine. Then, seemingly overnight, everything changed. American varieties began outs coring their counterparts in inter­ national competitions at home and abroad. Today, American…

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FOOD & WINE – The Wine World’s Superstar Grapes

Although near-great varietals may attempt to complete, these six grapes remain the most influential and adored around the globe. An oenophile tells why.

by LETTIE TEAGUE, illustrations by  MICHAEL WITTE Although near-great varietals may attempt to complete, these six grapes remain the most influential and adored around the globe. An oenophile tells why. There are over 4,000 wine grapes in the world, and…

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Fine Wines, Few Frills: Wiemer Remains a Finger Lakes Leader

By Jerry Shriver USA TODAY FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1998 Hermann J. Wiemer makes some of the most clitically acclaimed wines if the East, yet one could spend sev­ eral days here in the Finger Lakes region and easily overlook his…

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FOOD & WINE – Pioneering a Great New York State Rielsing

Written by ANDREW ESSEX Researched by DAN PHILIPS Photography by EDWARD GAIDEL And they said it couldn’t be done. Twenty-five years ago, Herman J. Wiemer, a soft spoken German emigre, planted vinifera grapes in the unforgiving soil of western New…

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VINEYARD AND WINERY MANAGEMENT

Vineyard and Winery Management, February 1992. by Richard Figiel Vineyards flourish in deep grav­elly soil along the south end of New York’s Seneca Lake, then abruptly vanish where bedrock shale wells up. Further north the shale loosens and recedes enough…

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The Wiemer Touch

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By ERIC GOODMAN ERIC GOODMAN is a novelist and journalist who spends summers in the Finger Lakes region. His most recent novel is In Days of Awe (Wash­ington Square Press, 1992). HERMANN WIEMER’S FAMILY on his mother’s side has been…

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