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Wineries Struggle with ADA Website Compliance in Wake of New York...

Lack of Clarification from Federal Government Creates Confusion. 26 wineries from Long Island and the Hudson Valley were named in a class action lawsuit.

Afternoon Brief, January 17

Napa Is Suddenly Abuzz with Winery and Vineyard Sales: After a relatively quiet period in Napa Valley mergers and acquisitions, we are suddenly seeing a flurry of activity. The big headline: Ed and Deb Fitts have sold Brand, the very high-end estate on Napa's Pritchard Hill that they founded in 2005, to Jim Bean and Christine O'Sullivan for an undisclosed price...

Finger Lakes In Pursuit of Excellence: The Founders

It is impossible to begin to talk about the current winemaking scene in the Finger Lakes without covering its immensely important influence on the national winemaking scene. The Finger Lakes is not the oldest winegrowing region in the state, that distinction belongs to the Hudson Valley, but it is the largest, and arguably the best-known region in New York state. There are more than 100 wineries between the five major lakes. The Finger Lakes are five large lakes carved out by the withdrawal of the Wisconsin ice sheet.  They formed deep gouges creating Scandinavian fjord-like lakes, with deep bottoms. This kind of depth offers an important temperature moderating influence that acts as a buffer from the cold northern winds and weather flowing down from Canada. This is commonly called Lake Effect.

Preconceptions Still a Problem for East Coast Wines

The quality of wine produced in the Eastern U.S. continues its upward trajectory, but wineries still struggle with consumer perception and their doubts about the quality.

Grave Concerns Dot Finger Lakes Grape Harvest

By Randy Agness As Issue 2 of the weekly Veraison to Harvest e-newsletter published by the Cornell Enology Extension program indicates, the vineyard managers and...