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Hour #1 Featuring
Mark Wiltberger who is launching a new winery and shipping his first
wines to customers later this week. You can be a founder of the winery
Interview with Tracy Schuhmacher, whose front page article in today's
Democrat & Chronicle "Next Napa? Winemakers see Finger Lakes as land
of opportunity." Also an update on the free tastings of Agness
Cellars Riesling at the Clothesline Festival.
who is launched a new winery and shipped his first
wines to customers in mid September. You can be a founder of the winery
- for details visit
www.MarkTWiltbergerCellars.com (Sept. '17)
Tracy Schuhmacher, whose front page
article in Sept. 10th's
Democrat & Chronicle "Next Napa? Winemakers see Finger Lakes as land
of opportunity." (Sept. '17)
Ann & Stefan Lewandowski,
owners of Water
Street Wine Bar in Penn Yan (July '17)
Roisen, Marketing Coordinator at
Hosmer Winery on Cayuga Lake
Johannes Reinhardt, owner/winemaker
for Kemmeter Wines.(March
Randy Agness, owner and winemaker
at Agness Cellars.(Feb.
Howell, wine writer for the
Democrat & Chronicle, and also host for classes with her mother Ginger
at The Seasonal Kitchen.(Feb.
Master Sommelier, Executive Chef, and owner of the
also owner of the FLX Wienery (Dec. '16)
Dello Stritto, Executive Director of the
Finger Lakes Wine
owner of The Olney Place on Keuka Lake, just south of Penn Yan. (Sept.
partner in Forge Cellars (Aug. '16)
owner along with her husband Art, of
Hunt Country Vineyards, which
just opened their cafe for the first time last week. (July '16)
Stewart, wine broker working for
Victorianbourg Winery in
Western NY, and Long Neck Winery in South Africa.
Rodriguez, chef/partner in West Main Kitchen in Waterloo (June
Becraft, winemaker at
Anthony Road Wine Company.(June '16)
Taylor, co-founder of
Gas Free Seneca, discussing their June 30th fundraiser in Ithaca.
Ouweleen, owner/winemaker at Eagle Crest Vineyards on Hemlock
Lake. (June '16)
Carrie Morabito, partner in 2Foodies Wine & Spirits in Greece
author of a new online book "Rock Stars of Wine America". The
recently published Chapter 3 focuses on the
Finger Lakes - "FLXtra
with KJR - This is a Love Story." (May '16)
Estate Cellars Winery. (May '16)
chef/owner of Cebo restaurant in
Geneva. (April '16)
Joseph Campbell of Gas Free Seneca, discussing the importance of
sending comments to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
and Governor Cuomo. (Jan.'16)
Joseph Campbell updating Gas Free Seneca's new association with
the Water Keepers Alliance. (Jan.'16)
Executive Chef of Kindred Fare & the Bacon Laced Popup Bakery.
Morabito, owner of 2Foodies Wine & Spirits in Greece, at
Fetzner & Rt. 104 (Aug.'15)
Stewart, owner of Soul
Juicin in Victor (July '15)
Lagoner, founder of the new Embark Craft Ciderworks at
Lagoner Farms in
Williamson (July '15)
owner of White Springs Winery on Seneca Lake (June '15)
owner of Red Dove Tavern & Red Dove Provisions (June '15)
owner of 810 Meadworks in Medina (June '15)
author of the new biography of Dr. Konstantin Frank. He will be
signing books on Father's Day at the winery above Keuka Lake.
Shalestone Vineyards (May '15)
owner of Boundary Breaks
Winery (May '15)
columnist for the Finger Lakes Times
and author of the new book, Fracking Justice. His
Kickstarter campaign ends on May 10th at 3:51pm.
who has just published "Over a Barrel - The Rise & Fall of New York's
Taylor Wine Company."
www.ThomasPellechia.com (April '15)
winemaker at Red Newt and
participant in Discover Dry Rose in April with his own KJR brand dry
rose. (April 15)
Cool Climate Oenology & Viticulture Institute at Brock University in
Niagara Peninsula of Canada, discussing Cuvee - their premiere
celebration of the wine & food of Ontario. (Jan.'15)
Owner of Selbach-Oster
in the Mosel of Germany.(Feb.'15)
President of Dr. Konstantin
Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars (Jan.'15)
Michael Turback, author of
"Finger Lakes Uncorked - Day
Trips & Weekend Getaways in Upstate NY Wine Country." (Jan.'15)
Figiel, author of a new book about
the history of grape growing and winemaking in NYS, "Circle of Vines."
Wilma Young, and the winemaker, Jan Klapetsky, from
Young Sommer Winery in
celebrating their 200th anniversary of producing fine cutlery.
Goldman, owner of
Keuka Lake Vineyards, discussing their Leon Millot Nouveau,
Vignoles, and single vineyard Rieslings. (Nov.'14)
President of Edge
Architecture in Rochester, discussing their designs for Nedloh
Brewing, Red Tail Ridge Winery, and the Finger Lakes Community College
Viticulture & Enology Center.(Oct.'14)
Raco, co-founder of Wineworx,
a Rochester company which uses a hands-on program to teach winemaking,
from harvest to bottling (Sept.'14)
Mansfield, owner of Three Brothers Winery, discusses the new
Eastview Mall tasting room (Sept.'14)
McClean, lead chef instructor and educational liason for the
New York Wine & Culinary Center, discussing the Iroquois White
Corn Project class and other classes/events coming up this fall.
Danielle Pezzuti, Marketing Director of Ventosa Vineyards with
details about the October 18th Dry Red Tasting event titled "Fall Into
Christopher Bangs, GM of
Georgetown Wine &
O'Neill of Casa Larga
Apple Country Spirits (July '14)
Smith, author of
Winemaking, who will be at the NYWCC for a symposium August 6-7,
2014. (July '14)
Renshaw of the New York Wine &
Culinary Center (July '14)
Editor and Publisher of
Wine & Spirits
magazine (June '14)
Pastuszak, Wine Director of NoMad Hotel in NYC (June '14)
Hobbs Winery team members,
David Hobbs (Paul's younger brother
who is managing the Watkins Glen vineyard project), Christopher
O'Gorman (Marketing Communications Manager), and Sean Higuera (US
Vineyards Director). (March '14)
from the North Shore
Grill in Lakeville (March '14)
Donniella Winchell, President of the Ohio Wine Producers
Association, discussing "License to Steal" - the annual conference of
the National Wine
Marketing Association from April 8-10. (March '14)
Shaw, Sr. winemaker and owner of Shaw Vineyard on Seneca Lake
Jr., representing Shaw Vineyard in NYC (March '14)
Shomaker, partner in Roof
Top Reds which is raising money through Kickstarter during March
to fund rooftop vineyards in Brooklyn. (March '14)
Poland, President of the
Finger Lakes Wine
Country Tourism Marketing Association. (March '14)
Fulkerson, the 6th generation owner of
2014 is the 25th anniversary of the winery, and 35th anniversary of
the juice plant for home winemakers. (Feb.'14)
Hazlitt & Tina Brace Hazlitt of
Hazlitt, owner of Hazlitt
1852 Winery (Feb.'14)
Damiani of Damiani
Wine Cellars (Feb.'14)
O'Neill & Cathy Fabrietti of Casa Larga,
discussing the February 15th NY Ice Wine Festival (Feb.'14)
Sebastien & Celine LeSeurre,
owners/winemakers of Domaine
LeSeurre on the East side of Keuka Lake -opened in October 2013.
Kim & Vinny Aliperti,
Cary Becraft of CaryMo
Heather Tompkins of Opus & Seneca Wood Fired Bistro
Hilt of the Red Dove Tavern.
Beth & Jim Haswell (and Lily) of The Stomping Grounds
Stomping Grounds fundraiser on Indiegogo
Paul Hobbs and
Johannes Selbach, partners in a new
vineyard/winery project on Seneca Lake,
Executive Director, Santa Barbara County Vintners
Association, California. Until April, 2013 Morgen was
President & CEO of the Finger Lakes Wine Country Tourism Marketing
owner/winemaker discussing the potential LPG (Liquified Petroleum Gas)
expansion in Watkins Glen
Chris Missick, owner of
Villa Bellangelo and his
Taylor, Joseph Campbell &
Jeffrey Dembowski, the three founders of www.GasFreeSeneca.com,
Joyce & Art Hunt of Hunt Country
Roisen, winemaker at Hosmer Winery on Cayuga Lake
Christopher Bates, Master Sommelier, winemaker & chef,
owner of Casa Vin Arte in Fairport,
wine writer for the Democrat & Chronicle and
owner of Eaglecrest Vineyards,
owner & vineyard manager for Keuka Lake Vineyards,
owner of Boundary Breaks Winery,
winemaker of Bet the Farm Winery, and Kit Kalfs,
President of the Finger Lakes Culinary Bounty.
of Heart & Hands Wine Company,
Greg Woodworth of Stony Brook WholeHeartedFoods,
Waterloo Container and Glen Silver
of Concerned Citizens of Seneca County.
Argetsinger, vineyard owner who supplies Ravines with premium
Riesling, Pinot and Chardonnay grapes. Sam was featured in a
chapter of Evan Dawson's book, Summer in a Glass. (Sept.'13)
Tom Raco &
of Wineworx, a hands-on wine making experience from picking to
& Nicole Heroux, of Simply Crepes discussing their focus on
Finger Lakes wine for the past decade.
of Keuka Spring Winery, winner of the 2013 Governor's Cup for their
2012 medium dry Riesling.
wine judge and author of the new book of fiction, "Pinot Envy -
Murder, Mayhem and Mystery in Napa"
www.WineDoctor.ca (June '13)
Fred Frank, owner of Dr. Konstantin Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars
owner of Heron Hill Winery
www.HeronHill.com (May '13)
winemaker at Glenora Wine Cellars
www.Glenora.com (May '13)
owner/winemaker at Bloomer Creek Vineyards
winemaker at Thirsty Owl
winemaker at Fox Run Vineyards
Russell, winemaker at Red Newt Bistro & Winery
www.RedNewt.com (June '13)
winemaker/owner of Lakewood Vineyards,
Wilbur, winemaker at Swedish Hill.
Suzie Hayes of Miles Wine Cellars, describing the June 29th Winestock
NY event (June '13)
Associate Professor of
Marketing at Brock University in Ontario, Canada.
She is part of the upcoming Academy of Wine Business Research 7th
International Conference, to be held June 12-15 at Brock Univ.
www.AcademyofWineBusiness.com (May '13)
of Red Newt Cellars & Bistro, and one of the collaborating winemakers
who created the "Tierce" Riesling which will be served at the
President's Inaugural Luncheon.
www.RedNewt.com (Jan '13)
Miltner, food writer for the Democrat & Chronicle, about the
Jan. 17th Flavors of Rochester Book Club meeting with Evan Dawson who
wrote Summer in a Glass. (Jan '13)
Director of the New York Wine & Grape Foundation, with an overview of
Viticulture 2013 coming to Rochester on Feb. 6-8.
Thompson, Executive Director of the Niagara-on-the-Lake
Chamber of Commerce, discussing their January Ice Wine Festival.
www.WineriesofNiagaraontheLake.com (Jan '13)
Editor of The Wine Spectator,
Owner of Arbor Hill Winery and Randall-Standish juice plant.
Featuring the Red Cat Cellars team in Naples, John Keeler
(President), Brad Phillips (Director of Marketing), Tim Benedict (VP
of Winemaking) and Dave Fitch (East Coast Crush & Co-Pack).
President of Dr. Konstantin Frank
Vinifera Wine Cellars, which started the celebration of their 50th
year with Best White Wine in the San Francisco Chronicle Wine
Competition and then won the Governor's Cup and Winery of the Year at
the New York Wine & Food Classic (only the 2nd time in 20+ years that
the same winery has won both coveted awards).
of Arnaldo Caprai Winery,
of the new winery on Keuka Lake, Deep Root Vineyard.
Heart & Hands Wine Company on the east side
of Cayuga Lake.
www.HeartandHandsWine.com (May '12)
Shalestone Vineyards on the east side of Seneca Lake.
www.ShalestoneVineyards.com (April '12)
Program Manager of the Finger Lakes Wine
www.FingerLakesWineAlliance.com (April '12)
Doug Miles, Miles Wine Cellars on
the west side of Seneca Lake.
chef/owner of the Red Dove Tavern in Geneva.
President of Dr. Konstantin Frank
Vinifera Wine Cellars, started their 50th
year by winning Best White Wine in the San Francisco Chronicle Wine
Competition for their Reserve Gewurtztraminer (the competition had
www.DrFrankWines.com (Jan. '12)
Joe Bean Coffee Roasters on University Ave. They are doing flights of
coffee tasting, just like a flight of wines (which they will be
carrying in the near future)
www.JoeBeanRoasters.com (Dec. '11)
Evan Dawson An entire morning dedicated to the new book
"Summer in a Glass" by Evan Dawson. The book brings to life some
of the key winemakers in the Finger Lakes and the stories of how they
arrived here - you can't make this stuff up! It is riveting
reading. (April '11)
Owner of Eremita Winery in Lodi, NY,
located in a gorgeous former church. (Sept. '11)
Owner of Maple River Winery & Distillery in Castelton, North Dakota.
Pietro Furgiuele & his grandfather,
Mario Fioravanti (known as Babbo)
discussing winemaking in Babbo's garage in East Rochester.
Dr. Konstantin Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars,
President of the New York Wine & Grape Foundation.
Wiltberger, of Keuka Spring Winery, recent winners of Best White
Wine at the 2010 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, one of the
largest wine competitions in North America.
John Ingle, owner of Heron Hill, one of
the founders of the first Riesling Festival - A Mile of Family Fun,
coming to Canandaigua on August 15-16.
Chandler, from Edible Toronto,
discussing Toronto, Niagara and the Finger Lakes. In the summer
she commutes between family in Skaneateles and Toronto.
owner of Finger Lakes
Howie Jacobson, one of the founders of the first Riesling Festival - A
Mile of Family Fun, coming to Canandaigua on August 15-16.
winemaker and owner of Imagine Moore Winery in Naples.
winemaker and owner of Billsboro Winery on Seneca Lake, and also
winemaker for Atwater Estate Vineyards.
Davis, partner in Damiani
Wine Cellars on the East side of Seneca Lake.
owner of Fox Run Vineyards, about the wine in grocery stores proposal.
Owner of Irondequoit Liquor discussing the proposal to allow wine to
be sold in liquor stores. (Feb. '09)
President of the New York Wine & Grape Foundation,
Ann Schulz, Schulz
(note: his voice
has been altered, he doesn't really talk like a chipmunk)
Developer of the Murder Mystery Game on Seneca Lake that runs through
the end of January.
www.AreUinTheGame.com (Dec. '08)
winemaker at Casa Larga Vineyards, with
launch of the new Gallery 155 series of three wines. www.Casa
Larga.com. (Dec. '08)
Author of "The Grape Grower" and a wonderful grape pruning DVD.
Gardner Smith, the manager of
the Brighton Farmer's Market and co-founder of the Long Season
Cox, President of the York
Historical Society, which is launching their Heritage Wine Collection.
www.YorkWines.org (Nov. '08)
Director for the Beverage Testing Institute in Chicago,
www.Tastings.com (Nov. '08)
Pellechia, author of several
books on wine including the new "Complete Idiot's Guide to Starting
and Running a Winery."
www.ThomasPellechia.com (Nov. '08)
Martin, Winemaker at
Montezuma Winery (producer of Cranberry Bog Wine) and the new
Hidden Marsh Distillery, which just release Bee Vodka and Apple
President of Dr. Konstantin Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars,
Winemaker & President of Reif Estate Winery in Niagara-on-the-Lake,
www.ReifWinery.com (Nov. '08)
Reif Estate is taking part in 12 Stocking Days of Christmas, from Dec.
3-14, along with 17 other wineries.
Executive Chef/Co-Owner with wife, Laura Kudla, of Madderlake Cafe.
of the Holloway House in East Bloomfield, discussing their wine dinner
on Nov. 14th featuring Fox Run Vineyards.
Pooch's Lodi Wine Awards -
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