The Cork Report Headlines for Lesser Known Wines and Wine Regions

Crain’s Detroit – 10/13/2019 – Statistics are compiling to prove that Michigan wine is on a steep rise. – 10/11/2019 – A fourth generation of the Frank family prepares to take helm of Finger Lakes legacy.

Pilot Online – 10/9/2019 – Trio of Virginia wineries work to build markets beyond the state border.

Inquirer – 10/9/2019 – Where to go and what to do to make the best of Pennsylvania wine month.

KMVT11 – 10/8/2019Idaho grape harvest races to beat fall frosts.

Courier Post – 10/4/2019Grüner veltliner is flourishing in the Mid-Atlantic vineyards of New Jersey.

Mountain Home Magazine – 9/30/2019 – Family and neighbors cooperate over decades to build a Finger Lakes stalwart.

Wines in Niagara – 9/28/2019 – Canadian government provides $15M boost to Ontario wine, cider and spirit producers.

Forbes – 9/27/2019Farming generations converge as a foundation for Pennsylvania wine. – 9/24/2019 – Climate change data plots Michigan wine region in focus.

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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