Here’s the North American wine news you need to know about — without the useless fluff.

Wines In Niagara – 3/12/2018 – Ontario winemakers recount the challenges and surprising success of the 2017 vintage.

Wine Enthusiast – 3/7/2018 – North Carolina boasts country’s oldest cultivated vine and continues to trial other varieties.

Williamsburg Yorktown Daily – 3/6/2018 – Hampton Road producers tout food friendliness of wines from their region of Virginia.

New York Wines – 3/1/2018 – B.E.V. NY Unity Awards announced at annual banquet celebrating the supporters and stars of Empire State wine.

Auburn Pub – 2/26/2018 – Ladies of the Finger Lakes have been delivering wine industry leadership from near the birthplace of the movement for Women’s Rights.

Good Fruit Grower – 2/12/2018 – Michigan Grape and Wine Council funds Michigan State viticulture research and posts video archive describing study results.

 

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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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