In 2015, New York wines won more than 850 Gold medals in major national and international competitions, plus dozens of scores of 90 and above in the three major wine consumer magazines. A year ago, Wine Enthusiast magazine presented its Wine Star Award to New York State for 'Wine Region of the Year' ahead of Champagne, Chianti, and the Sonoma Coast. Good company indeed.
The reasons: Quality and Diversity. There has been phenomenal growth of the New York wine industry, especially in the past five years. The total number now exceeds 400 wineries in 59 of New York’s 62 counties. New York State wines have enjoyed equally impressive improvements in quality thanks to Cornell University and their research station in the Finger Lakes. New York wineries now welcome more than 5 million visitors each year, and the industry generates more than $5 billion annually in economic benefits for the State.
Come taste what all the excitement is about. Jim Trezise, President of the New York Wine & Grape Foundation and an experienced wine judge, will offer a sampling of some of New York’s finest wines that have wowed expert judges from coast to coast and around the world. It’s the Taste of New York Gold.
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Wines to be tasted:
Dr. Konstantin Frank 2014 Grüner Veltliner
Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards 2013 Sauvignon Blanc
Thirsty Owl Wine Company 2014 Dry Riesling
Anthony Road Wine Company 2014 Semi-Dry Riesling
Black Willow Winery Classic Diamond
Fox Run Vineyards 2014 Rosé of Pinot Noir
Damiani Wine Cellars 2012 Merlot Reserve
Brotherhood Winery 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon
Standing Stone Vineyards 2013 Saperavi
Casa Larga Vineyards 2010 Fiori Delle Stelle® Vidal Ice Wine