After today’s post, The Cork Report’s news desk will close up shop for the rest of 2016. The news never stops, but we’ll gather it all up for a big return in 2017.

In the meantime, check out the more interesting news in North American wine this week:

mdNational Geographic Blogs – 12/13/2016 – Maryland winemakers join the opposition to natural gas fracking in their region.

nynorthforker – 12/13/2016 – A big year for Wölffer Estates on Long Island, scoring accolades from major wine publications.

nyWatertown Daily Times – 12/11/2016 – Upstate and off-the-trail tasting room at Tailwater Lodge, focuses on serving up New York State.

miDetroit News – 12/9/2016 – Region ripe for exploration along Michigan’s Pioneer Wine Trail.

paPenn State Extension – 12/9/2016 – Sparkling wine workshop scheduled for March 2017 to support the growth of local bubbly and cider.

usaWines and Vines – 12/8/2016 – New AVA designations sprouting up in what might seem unlikely places across the eastern US.

coDenver Post – 12/8/2016Wine louse on the loose in Colorado’s burgeoning vineyards.

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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