North American Wine News – October 6, 2017 The Cork Report Headlines

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Each and every week (well, almost) we through all of the goings on in the North American wine (and cider) world to bring you just the most interesting and important.

CBS Local 2 – 10/5/2017 – Long Island North Fork winery has license suspended for reported and repeated violations.

Northern Virginia Magazine – 10/3/2017 – Tap program brings Virginia wine from the vine field to main street.

American Statesman – 10/3/2017 – “Best ever” praise for a fine vintage in Texas Hill Country and High Plains.

Spartan Echo – 10/3/2017 – Virginia Governor touts state’s accomplishments during annual State Wine Month announcement.

Philly.com – 10/2/2017 – Winery demand continues to outpace fruit supply in rapidly expanding New Jersey industry.

IndieGoGo – 10/2/2017 – Longtime amateur mead-makers aim to start new buzz in New Hamshire.

Augusta Free Press – 9/29/2017 – Chrysalis Vineyards announces nearly half-million dollar investment and expansion.

WineAmerica – 9/27/2017 – First of it’s kind, detailed study projects U.S. wine industry impact at nearly $220 Billion.

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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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