Check out all the North American wine news that you need to know about this week.

Japan Times – 2/24/2018New York craft beverage focus serves up exotic allure at one specialty shop in Fukuoka.

Food & Wine – 2/23/2018 – Vermont grown Marquette grapes macerated in cider just one way to put a new kind of rosé into play. – 2/23/2018 – Syracuse “brewery” breaks all boundaries to ferment adult beverages, for which there is no category.

Penn Live – 2/21/2018 – Logging a road trip of north central Pennsylvania wine country highlights.

Forbes – 2/20/2018 – State’s potato crop identity may someday begin to fade with rise of Idaho vines.

Daily Messenger – 2/19/2018 – Finger Lakes trash incinerator plan continues to meet resistance from community around Seneca Lake.

HVino News – 2/16/2018 – Finger Lakes producer of Saperavi grape wine takes Grand Silver medal in the Republic of Georgia.

Richmond Times-Dispatch – 2/12/2018 – Fresh perspective and updated format for annual premier Virginia wine tasting event.



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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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