The Cork Report Headlines – July 28, 2017

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Check out this week’s North American wine news worth knowing — curated by us.

C-Ville – 7/26/2017 – Surveying the soils and sipping the scene in the happening region of NoVa.

Auburn Citizen – 7/26/2016 – Governor signs bill to allow New York distillery tasting rooms to sell other local fermented beverages.

The Illuminated Bottle – 7/25/2016 – Podcast interview with Regan and Carey Meador about their trek from Long Island to Texas.

Philly.com – 7/21/2017 – Pennsylvania winery’s alternative processes accrue unique success in the glass.

News12 Long Island – 7/20/2017 – Update on the existential crisis facing Croteaux Winery in Southold.

Condé Nast Traveler – 7/19/2017 – Top notch lodging and dining match top flight wines adding allure to the Finger Lakes.

Wines & Vines – 7/17/2017 – Thomas Jefferson would be proud to see east coast wine pros gathering in his neighborhood.

Suffolk Times – 7/16/2017 – Veteran journalist considers development on Long Island and how vineyards preserve agrarian roots.

AM970 – 7/16/2017 – State of Ohio seeks operator to occupy historic stone fortress winery on island in Lake Erie.

 

 

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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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