The Cork Report Headlines

Greensboro.com – 1/3/2019North Carolina built a wine industry and visitors are making it grow.

KARE11 – 1/31/2019 – Cold-climate cultivars are getting a true winter cold stress test at their place of origin in Minnesota.

Dining & Drinking – 1/29/2019 – Somms say its high-time to get on board with mid-western wines.

The Growler – 1/28/2019 – Read positions an weigh-in on the debate about the 51% rule in Minnesota wine and cider.

Wine Enthusiast – 1/28/2019 – Encouraging words about Finger Lakes Riesling for those not yet in the know.

Growing Produce – 1/27/2019 – Virginia looks back on an extremely wet 2018 season.

HV1 – 1/26/2019 – Hudson Valley winery celebrates two decades of quality and leadership.

VT Public Radio – 1/23/2019 – One tiny winery in Vermont is bringing national attention to the state.

Forbes – 1/23/2019 – Climbing over obstacles to emerging wine in the southwest US.

Detroit News – 1/22/2019 – New collaboration in Michigan wine ensures that the show will go on.

Wine Industry Advisor – 1/22/2019 Long Island winemaker named as one of 2019 Most Interesting People.

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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