I’m back from a quick-but-great trip to the Finger Lakes to judge this year’s New York Wine Classic (results available here). It was a bit of a whirlwind — tasting nearly 200 wines in about a day and a third will do that — but it was a great experience. Far better than I ever could have hoped or expected.
New York wine’s diversity was on full display — the good, the bad, and the ugly. But it was a great experience and a lot of fun, actually.
You’ll see plenty more about my experience (and my quick visit to Forge Cellars before the competition started) here on the site, but in the meantime, here’s a quick solo podcast episode I recorded last night.
As always, we’re sponsored by our friends at petraeaplus.com who want wineries to rethink their oak.