The Cork Report Headlines – April 14, 2017

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I’m out of town this week — so not much content from me. But, we still have Todd’s lineup of the North American wine news worth knowing. Check it out.

mdBethesda Magazine – 4/13/2017 – Proposed custom crush and grape processing facility receives financial support from Maryland General Assembly.

nyHVino – 4/12/2017 – Australians hold comparative Saperavi tasting and the Finger Lakes are there to represent.

canadamapWines in Niagara – 4/11/2017Ontario’s wine industry presents merit award, adopts sustainable practice standards, and grapevine certification network.

mdnypavanjPenn Live – 4/10/2017 – East Coast wines gathered for informal peer review and to celebrate their best efforts.

mdWine Enthusiast – 4/10/2017 – Dave McIntyre says that Maryland wines are ready for prime time.

idThe Gray Report – 4/10/2017 – Blake Gary shares his steadily growing fascination and appreciation for the evolving wines of Idaho.

NMUniversity of New Mexico – 4/9/2017 – Amelia Ceja to speak to UNM students about her personal and professional journey from migrant child vineyard worker to successful winery owner.

nyWNYPapers – 4/7/2017 – Niagara wines gear up fro annual ‘Taste of the Trail’ event scheduled for Saturdays and Sundays in the second half of April.

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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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