Check out this week’s North American wine news — curated just for you.

Syracuse.com – 6/13/2018 – Seneca Lake winery owner pens compelling op-ed in opposition to proposed trash incinerator.

Newsday – 6/12/2018 – Long Island township known for contentious zoning policies draws new ire from wineries as it cracks down on food trucks.

The Business Journal – 6/12/2018 – Ohio touts the economic impact of its wine industry with a tourism tally worth well over a billion dollars.

Good Fruit Grower – 6/12/2018 – Modern orchard techniques meet with heirloom apples and offer new promise to the craft cider industry.

Penn Live – 6/11/2018 – Pennsylvania gearing up to host annual American Society of Enology and Viticulture Eastern Section Conference in July.

Seven Fifty – 6/11/2018 – The word is spreading that grapes bred in Minnesota are finding wine making success in cold-climate regions.

 

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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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