Category Archives: Finger Lake Region

Finger Lakes Riesling Hour: 2011 Riesling Launch Recap

  On Saturday, at Empire State Cellars, in Riverhead, nearly 30 people came down to taste Riesling from the Finger Lakes Region of New York.  The event was put on by the Finger Lakes Wine Alliance and Finger Lakes Wine … Continue reading

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Riesling Hour: Saturday, Septermber 22, 2012 — The Offical Launch and Release of Riesling from the 2011 Vintage in the Finger Lakes

Tomorrow starting at 6PM the Finger Lakes Wine Alliance is sponsoring the official release of Finger Lakes Riesling from the 2011 vintage.  There will be tastings held across the state and you will have an excellent opportunity to taste right here on Long Island. Empire State Cellars will be hosting a Virtual … Continue reading

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Influence Wines 2010 Riesling

Erik Bilka has made wine for some time for many people on Long Island.  As a production wine maker at Premium Wine group, he probably had his hands on some of your favorite wines.  But you did not know it. … Continue reading

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Heron Hill Vineyards 2008 Unoaked Chardonnay

Heron Hill Vineyards on Keuka Lake is a vineyard with wonderful views of the lake and their vineyards.  A vineyard I would definitely visit when in the Finger Lakes Wine Region. While there, be sure to taste through their lineup … Continue reading

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Getting ready for… “Summer in a Glass — The Coming of Age of Winemaking in the Finger Lakes”

I really don’t sell anything on this blog.  Just not my style.  I will talk you into buying local wine and maybe some vineyard events.  However, it ends there.  Except for today.  I am not a sales person, but today, … Continue reading

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Heron Hill Winery Ingle Vineyards 2007 Riesling

Finger Lakes Riesling is hard to come by out here on Long Island.  You may find a few in your local wine shop or your favorite restaurant.  I wish I could get my hands on more Finger Lakes wine here … Continue reading

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Heron Hill Vineyards 2008 Chardonnay (Oaked) Ingle Vineyard

This past May, many of you may remember that I went on a little trip to the Finger Lakes where a group of bloggers and writers from around the country and outside our country, mainly Canada, had the opportunity to … Continue reading

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Anthony Nappa Wine 2009 Riesling “Luminous”

Anthony Nappa — the winemaker and blending genius behind Shinn Estate Vineyards wine.  Anthony plays close attention to detail when blending wine to make some of my favorite wines from Shinn Estate Vineyards.  The one’s that come to mind are … Continue reading

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TasteCamp East 2010: Grand Tasting Day One Part Three

Note: This is the last of my reviews for the opening day of TasteCamp and the tastings of Keuka Lake wineries.  The following two vineyards were the last two that I tasted.  Remember there were about 10 vineyards pouring for … Continue reading

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Ravines Wine Cellars: More Than Just Riesling

One of our vineyard visits at TasteCamp was to this little, husband and wife run boutique winery called Ravines Wine Cellar in Hammondsport, NY overlooking Keuka Lake.   Morton and Lisa Hallgren  —   Husband and Wife; Winemaker and Chef; Scientest and Foodie.  That is … Continue reading

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TasteCamp East 2010 Day One: Grand Tasting Part Two: A Flight of Chardonnay’s

While at the Grand Tasting at Heron Hill Winery on day one of TasteCamp, one vineyard presented something that you can only taste and purchase at the vineyard.  That vineyard is Casa Larga, in Fairport, NY on Keuka Lake. It … Continue reading

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TasteCamp East 2010 Day One: Grand Tasting Part One: McGregor Vineyard

 The clock struck Noon on Friday and we walked in to Heron Hill Winery, located on beautiful Keuka Lake.  TasteCamp was here and under way. About 40 Bloggers, Writers and Enthusiasts headed for TasteCamp and this was the kick off…a grand … Continue reading

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Feeling the Finger Lakes

I am home, back on Long Island, recovering from a whirlwind adventure in the Finger Lakes wine region as part of TasteCamp East 2010. I have my full share of notes, and I need to go through them, some need … Continue reading

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Riesling Hour Around the World 8PM TONIGHT!

Just got this in an e-mail from Finger Lakes Wine Country.  I thought I would share it with you.  I plan on taking part with a Finger Lakes Riesling that was made here on Long Island.  What is it, you … Continue reading

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Going Off To Camp

In one  week, my wife, Melissa, and I will be packing my bags and going to camp.  TasteCamp 2010.  What is TasteCamp you say. Here is a brief description from the TasteCamp Website: The concept for TasteCamp is a simple one: … Continue reading

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Finger Lake’s Taste Live: Gewürztraminer

This snuck up on me, since I tasted Finger Lakes Pinot Noir only a week ago.  But now, the it’s Finger Lakes Wine Country is at it again, promoting their wonderful wine. This time this happens to be my favorite white … Continue reading

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