Happy Wednesday, readers! Check out this week’s North American wine news — curated by news editor, Todd Trzaskos.

We almost had an all-New York list this week — because it’s what we’ve done for so long and those are the folks we hear from most. If you’d like to submit your news/stories for consideration, please let us know!

miDetroit News – 10/31/2016 – Vineyards report a great harvest all around the Great Lakes State.

txD Magazine – 10/31/2016 – Aromatic white wines from Texas sound like something worth investigating.

md paPenn Live – 10/31/2016 – Maryland winery’s business straddles the border as it sets up a tasting room in Pittsburgh.

mdWashington Post – 10/27/2016 – Add these Maryland locations to your Mid-Atlantic wine adventures.

nyFood Republic – 10/25/2016 – Some Finger Lakes cider producers take their cues from the natural wine movement.

canadaFoodservice & Hospitality – 10/25/2016 – Canada’s wine production scene is accelerating and showing up on worldwide radar.

About Author

Todd is a north country native, and lifelong inhabitant of the northeast. Growing up in the Mohawk river and Lake Champlain Valleys, then attending Binghamton University, youthful adventures to ‘the city’ were more likely to target Montreal, than Manhattan. He made a lateral move to Vermont in 1991 for graduate school, and while he still lives in the Green Mountains, he is frequently found within the Blue Line of the Adirondack Park, or floating on the big lake in between. As a third-generation Polish-Italian American, with family lore of Prohibition era winemaking on both sides, the probability of predisposed wine interest was high. A 1976 family trip through the Finger Lakes left a young Todd wondering why there weren’t vineyards back home on Lake Champlain, and in the Hudson Valley. He trained his palate on the rise of the microbrew wave, and by rummaging wine racks in old country stores, searching out forgotten bottles. Numerous relationships with folks in the wine and restaurant trades, provide an ongoing education about food and wine culture in the north country, which he shares through the Vermont Wine Media project. For ten years, Todd has kept his ear to the ground for any signs of wine growing in the far north. He is a volunteer and test winemaker at the Cornell Baker Farm, a cold-hardy hybrid trial vineyard, in Willsboro, NY, where his extended family resides. He home vinifies grapes harvested from the trial, as well as fruit acquired anywhere from Vermont to Chile. Author of 'Wines of Vermont: A History of Pioneer Fermentation', he lives and gardens with his wife, canine, feline, and donkey friends, at an old farmstead in Stockbridge, VT.

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