Check out this week’s North American news headlines — with interesting news from across North Ameican wine country.

Newsday – 5/6/2018 – Long Islanders told to be on the lookout for vineyard danger invasive spotted lantern fly.

The Suffolk Times – 5/4/2018 – Winery tasting rooms are permitted uses in Greenport Village but Sparkling Pointe continues to meet resistance in the process.

WHIOTV7 – 5/3/2017Southern Ohio gets a dedicated local wine festival after years of fair attention focused on the North.

Union Leader – 5/3/2018 – After adjustments to development plan New Hampshire winery steams ahead towards distillery expansion.

National Public Radio – 5/3/2018 – Forgotten grapes of Thomas Munson once saved the wine world and they growing once again in Missouri.

My Statesman – 5/2/2018 – Long known for its Yellow Rose, Texas now singing the pink praise of local rosé.

Star Gazette – 4/30/2018 – Finger Lakes look forward to promise of economic development driven by new ultra-premium beverage making facility.

The Morning Journal – 4/25/2018Youngest vineyard owners in Ohio partner with large local family business and both are thinking big.


About Author

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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