The Grapevine

Savor Life's two-hour weekly show bringing listeners some of the most informational fine wine dialogue in the Rochester area.

Your host Michael Warren Thomas has been leading the conversation about local wines with this show since 2008!

During both hours of this show, we celebrate local wines from the Finger Lakes and Western New York, including the Niagara Wine Trail.

Tune in weekly to hear from wine makers, experts, restaurateurs, and conversation on the finest wines of the Finger Lakes and beyond.

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The Grapevine, August 9, 2020

By Michael Warren Thomas | August 9, 2020

Great article in the British wine media about Finger Lakes wine, www.The-Buyer.net

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The Grapevine, August 2, 2020

By Michael Warren Thomas | August 2, 2020

Consider freezing some fresh pressed grape juice this fall from Randall Standish near Naples or Fulkerson’s Juice Plant & Winery on Seneca Lake. The juice is delicious during these hot days of summer.

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The Grapevine, July 26, 2020

By Michael Warren Thomas | July 26, 2020

Veraison is happening in the vineyards according to Gene Pierce from Glenora, a key moment in the season when the grapes start to change color and it also happens to be the name of the restaurant at Glenora.

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The Grapevine, July 19, 2020

By Michael Warren Thomas | July 19, 2020

You can vote once a day and every day for the next several weeks for Finger Lakes entries in 10Best.com polls for Best Wine Region, Best Wine Tour Company, Best Wine Festival, and Best Winery Restaurant.

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The Grapevine, July 12, 2020

By Michael Warren Thomas | July 12, 2020

Local home winemaker Joe Diponzio won Best of Show at the Pittsburgh American Wine Society wine competition for his Traminette/Aromella blend. Both of these grapes were developed by Cornell, with the Aromella one of their most recently named new grape varieties.

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The Grapevine, July 5, 2020

By Michael Warren Thomas | July 5, 2020

The Brown Hound Bistro is reopening this Wednesday, July 8th as the Memorial Art Gallery reopens to the public.

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The Grapevine, June 28, 2020

By Michael Warren Thomas | June 28, 2020

Restaurants and wineries are reopening their indoor spaces, but please wear a mask except when seated at a restaurant or tasting wine at a winery.

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The Grapevine, June 21, 2020

By Michael Warren Thomas | June 21, 2020

The re-opening continues at wineries around upstate NY.

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The Grapevine, June 14, 2020

By Michael Warren Thomas | June 14, 2020

Phase 3 reopening has begun in Rochester and the Finger Lakes!

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The Grapevine, May 31, 2020 – Hour 1

By Michael Warren Thomas | June 1, 2020

One of the key chefs behind the locavore movement in the Finger Lakes is Orlando Rodriguez. After about a dozen years as the Executive Chef at Glenora’s Veraisons Restaurant, he purchased Graft Wine & Cider Bar in Watkins Glen in late 2019.

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