Check out all of the recent North American wine news worth knowing about.

Indy Star – 10/29/2018 – Suburban noise ordinance update process prompts closure of local winery to the public.

Decanter – 10/28/2018 – Andrew Jeffords tastes the Finger Lakes and notes its growth from the days of Red Cat.

Record-Eagle – 10/27/2018 – Michigan winery tops the competition from over 500 riesling wines at Australian international.

Lancaster Farming – 10/26/2018 – Virginia winery celebrates making the short list for a Wine Star award.

Food & Wine – 10/26/2018 – Rutgers University research aims to help New Jersey reclaim its history of hard cider making.

Courier Post – 10/24/2018New Jersey wineries challenged by a wet 2018 season, work to bring a quality vintage in.

Chicago Tribune – 10/24/2018 – Sweet little primer on savoring the ice wines of New York State.

Washingtonian – 10/23/2018 – Eight day trip escapes from Washington D.C. into the surrounding wine country.


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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