We’re a day late and a little lighter than we’d like this week — but obviously there are other, perhaps more important, things going on in America this week.

idIdaho Statesman – 11/10/2016 – Young local Idaho winemaker wins SommCon scholarship recognition.

usaDecanter – 11/9/2016 – What could a teetotaller-in-chief mean for the health of the entire United States wine industry?

nyWine Spectator – 11/7/2016 – James Molesworth files his report on the Finger Lakes and Long Island harvests

nyBuffalo News – 11/5/2016 – Some producers on the Niagara Wine Trail say 2016 was the vintage of a lifetime.

paWFMZ – 11/2/2016 – Pennsylvania wine producers have doubled in number to over 200 in just a decade, but still search for regional identity.

nyVeraison to Harvest – 10/31/2016 – The final 2016 edition of Cornell Cooperative Extension seasonal newsletter.

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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