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…Read More
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,…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
There are more than 125 wineries in six appellations in the nation’s second-largest wine-producing state. Think you can’t find a bottle? Fuhgeddaboutit! Standing at the threshold of the new millennium, wine consumers are experiencing their most adventurous mood in decades….
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…
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…