New York wine http://wrvo.org en Schumer demands FDA be more clear with cheese making guidelines http://wrvo.org/post/schumer-demands-fda-be-more-clear-cheese-making-guidelines <p>Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) is among those asking the Food and Drug Administration to clarify its guidelines on the use of wooden boards to age artisanal cheeses. He says cheese makers have been using wooden boards or panels to age their cheeses for centuries, and that changing the rules would put American producers at a disadvantage.<br /> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 20:15:24 +0000 Gino Geruntino 57183 at http://wrvo.org Schumer demands FDA be more clear with cheese making guidelines Wineries worry about proposed 'at rest' law for distributors http://wrvo.org/post/wineries-worry-about-proposed-rest-law-distributors <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Christopher&nbsp;</span>Missick<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;and his wife got into the wine business three years ago when they bought a winery along the west side of Seneca Lake. Last year he decided to break his Villa&nbsp;</span>Bellangelo<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;wines into the lucrative New York City market.</span></p><p>"We don’t have access to the huge distribution houses down there and we work with, for the most part, really high quality, but small family distributors,"&nbsp;Missick&nbsp;said.</p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 15:08:59 +0000 Ryan Delaney 51265 at http://wrvo.org Wineries worry about proposed 'at rest' law for distributors Schumer pushes for end to ban on USPS shipping alcohol http://wrvo.org/post/schumer-pushes-end-ban-usps-shipping-alcohol <p></p><p>Sen. Charles Schumer says lifting a ban on the U.S. Postal Service shipping alcohol will help both the struggling postal carrier and New York’s growing beer and wine industry.</p><p>Private carriers like UPS and Fed-Ex can deliver mail-order alcohol. Schumer, a Democrat from New York, is pushing for the USPS to be able to do the same. The ban against it transporting alcohol dates back to Prohibition.</p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 19:57:07 +0000 Ryan Delaney 46405 at http://wrvo.org Schumer pushes for end to ban on USPS shipping alcohol Local food craze hits booze market, too http://wrvo.org/post/local-food-craze-hits-booze-market-too <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">The local food trend in the North Country is starting to fill a new niche: alcoholic beverages. And not only are brewers and winemakers crafting their products there, but they're also taking advantage of the rural region to double the local appeal, with homegrown ingredients. Several of these businesses just opened in Jefferson County.</p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 11:10:05 +0000 Joanna Richards 46303 at http://wrvo.org Local food craze hits booze market, too Three Finger Lakes wineries join forces to promote international sales http://wrvo.org/post/three-finger-lakes-wineries-join-forces-promote-international-sales <p></p> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 21:01:00 +0000 Kate O'Connell 45614 at http://wrvo.org Three Finger Lakes wineries join forces to promote international sales New wine laws to promote upstate producers http://wrvo.org/post/new-wine-laws-promote-upstate-producers <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p></p><p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo&#39;s administration is continuing its program for promoting upstate produce with new legislation that aims to support the marketing of New York wines. The <a href="http://www.governor.ny.gov/press/09302013-wine-legislation" target="_blank">new laws</a> permit wine to be sold at roadside farm stands and expand wine trail designations along state roadways.</p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 11:08:52 +0000 Kate O'Connell 45319 at http://wrvo.org New wine laws to promote upstate producers New York in the World: an old economic engine is new again http://wrvo.org/post/new-york-world-old-economic-engine-new-again <p></p><p>Back in the 1930s, when Finger Lakes resident Carl Mortensen was a kid, agriculture was his small town’s link to the rest of the state.</p><p>“New York City was full of horses,” Mortensen said. “They used horses for everything. And our big thing then was to put up oats, straw and hay and like that and ship it to New York City.”</p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 10:34:00 +0000 Sidsel Overgaard 42904 at http://wrvo.org New York in the World: an old economic engine is new again Cuomo brings upstate wineries and downstate restaurants together http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-brings-upstate-wineries-and-downstate-restaurants-together <p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo was in the Finger Lakes on Tuesday playing host to restaurant owners and chefs from New York City and around the state.<p>The latest in a string of initiatives aimed at promoting upstate produce, the event was designed to showcase the region’s wines and foster downstate partnerships.<p>Cuomo says increased emphasis on the region’s quality produce has been a long time coming. But it’s proving to be good for business.<p>“The state does have a new energy about it, you feel it all across the board in the business community, and you feel it all across upstate New York. Wed, 14 Aug 2013 11:18:32 +0000 Kate O'Connell 42599 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo brings upstate wineries and downstate restaurants together New York Toasts Long-Awaited Revival Of Its Distilleries http://wrvo.org/post/new-york-toasts-long-awaited-revival-its-distilleries A century ago, New York could claim that much of its liquor was local, thanks to distilleries large and small that supplied a lot of the whiskey, gin and rum that kept New York City (and the rest of North America) lubricated. Then Prohibition arrived and the industry largely dried up, before trickling back to life in the 21st century.<p>Now, distillers in New York state are toasting a revival 80 years in the making.<p><a href="http://www.tuthilltown.com/">Tuthilltown Spirits</a> is one of the first boutique distilleries to open in New York since Prohibition. Mon, 22 Jul 2013 07:33:00 +0000 Joel Rose 41424 at http://wrvo.org New York Toasts Long-Awaited Revival Of Its Distilleries A minimalist approach to winemaking proves successful for one vineyard http://wrvo.org/post/minimalist-approach-winemaking-proves-successful-one-vineyard <p>As Finger Lakes wine grows in popularity around New York state and the country, one long-time vintner has separated himself from the pack by doing things the old fashioned way and keeping things simple. Sun, 19 May 2013 13:13:00 +0000 Jacob Davis 38038 at http://wrvo.org A minimalist approach to winemaking proves successful for one vineyard Researchers Don't 'Wine' About The Cold, Their Grapes Thrive http://wrvo.org/post/researchers-dont-wine-about-cold-weather-their-grapes-thrive <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 North Country Public Radio. To see more, visit <a href="http://www.northcountrypublicradio.org/">http://www.northcountrypublicradio.org/</a>.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Researchers+Don%27t+%27Wine%27+About+The+Cold%2C+Their+Grapes+Thrive&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwMDkzMjQzMDEzNDc2MjU4NDA0M2ExOA004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>Minnesota. Vermont. South Dakota. OK. These are not states people normally associate with fantastic wine - or wine at all, for that matter. Thu, 16 May 2013 13:20:00 +0000 David Sommerstein 37918 at http://wrvo.org Area wines fare well at Finger Lakes Wine Competition http://wrvo.org/post/area-wines-fare-well-finger-lakes-wine-competition <p>The results are in from this weekend’s Finger Lakes International Wine Competition in Rochester, and it’s good news for the region. A dozen wines from the Finger Lakes came away with coveted double-gold medals -- twice as many as last year.&nbsp; Thu, 28 Mar 2013 08:11:00 +0000 Sidsel Overgaard 35395 at http://wrvo.org Area wines fare well at Finger Lakes Wine Competition Cuomo's one stop shop for beverage industry http://wrvo.org/post/cuomos-one-stop-shop-beverage-industry <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo has launched a service to streamline regulatory processes for New York’s $22 billion alcoholic beverage industry. The <a href="http://www.governor.ny.gov/press/03042013-one-stop-shop-wine-beer-spirits" target="_blank">one-stop-shop</a> initiative is designed to give producers a single point of government contact for licensing, regulatory, and incentives issues. Thu, 07 Mar 2013 21:04:10 +0000 Kate O'Connell 34430 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo's one stop shop for beverage industry Finger Lakes wines faring well in competitions http://wrvo.org/post/finger-lakes-wines-faring-well-competitions <p>It’s wine competition season, a time of year when judges offer their opinions at dozens of events around the world. New York Wine and Grape Foundation’s Jim Trezise was at an event in Sonoma to see how Finger Lakes wines have been faring. Thu, 14 Feb 2013 14:16:35 +0000 Sidsel Overgaard 33352 at http://wrvo.org Finger Lakes wines faring well in competitions