FOOD & WINE MAGAZINE’S WINE GUIDE 2006

New York Wines

The Empire State is the third largest wine producer in the U.S. Much of its output is simple, grapey wines made from the native Vitis labrusca, but New York also makes top-notch wines from Vitis vinifera, the European family of…

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NEW YORK MAGAZINE – Grape Expectations

From New York Magazine: OENOPHILES PREMATURELY celebrating last month’s Supreme Court ruling on interstate wine shipping might just have to sit back and let the intoxicating notion decant awhile. The ruling merely declared New York law unconstitutional, which makes it…

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Welcome to the Finger Lakes

A Food and Wine Lover's Companion/Michael Turback

He makes a particularly German contribution to the Finger Lakes, and a profound one. His wines draw connections to his homestead in Bernkastel, in the southern Mosel. Hermann J. Wiemer is descended from a long line of wine makers in…

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WALL STREET JOURNAL

Wines Need Not Be Red to Make a Feast Memorable; Finding the Perfect Balance

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NEW YORK TIMES December 2003

WINETALK by Frank J. Prial  on December 31, 2003 for the New York Times The year ending tonight was a good one for wine in America, and not just for the vintage, which, it so happens, wasn’t bad. We will…

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NEW YORK TIMES August 2003

$18 Riesling Voted Best New York Wine of 2003

By HOWARD G. GOLDBERG An $18 dry Johannisberg riesling from the Finger Lakes region was voted New York’s best wine of 2003 yesterday in a major contest limited to the state’s wines. The 2002 reserve riesling, a white wine from…

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FOOD & WINE – Eiswein Fact Sheet

BY RICHARD NALLEY for FOOD&WINE Imagine the perfect, leafy, green, suns truck vineyard, then shift it to winter gray, with grapes hanging on snow-covered vines, and you have a still-life portrait of how ice wines are made. Silky, complex, and…

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AMERICAN SLATE

touring the riesling vineyards of New York's Finger Lakes

From Wine & Spirits Magazine 2002 “THE FINGER LAKES,” Hermann Wiemer says, “are going like gangbusters.” Surprisingly, Wiemer sounds as though he has mixed feelings about this situation – though that could be chalked up to his slightly dour manner,…

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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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