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02/12/16

The Boston Wine Expo is one of the largest, oldest and most successful wine-tasting events in the nation. But it began in the early 1990s simply as a way to keep rooms booked and staff employed during the slow winter months at the Boston Harbor Hotel

02/11/16

Twenty­-six Finger Lakes wineries are preparing for the 4th annual Discover Dry Rosé event and this year's vintage promises to deliver some exceptional wines. Dry Rosés produced in the Finger Lakes continue to display the character and quality of the region's exceptional viticultural and wine making offerings.

02/11/16

The family behind Constellation Brands Inc. has donated $61 million to the Rochester Area Community Foundation - the largest gift in the foundation's history.

02/11/16

Legislation was brought forward Tuesday to designate a Rochester Craft Beverage Trail along portions of the state and local highway system. The legislation was brought forth by Assembly Majority Leader Joseph Morelle, D-Irondequoit, and Sen. Rich Funke, R-Perinton

02/10/16

The fifth annual Eastern Winery Exposition, the largest production wine industry conference and trade show east of the Rockies, has sold out its trade show floor for the third year in a row. Located at the Lancaster Marriott and Convention Center in Lancaster, PA, the Eastern Winery Exposition's sold-out trade show will include 184 exhibiting companies featuring a large variety of equipment, products and services for commercial vineyards and wineries.

02/10/16

The voting has finally begun, and this is the first in a series of conversations with entrepreneurs who are navigating - or suffering - through this election season. Over the course of the next several months, we'll track the primary calendar and ask business owners about the candidates they are backing, the issues that matter most to them, and their own role in the democratic (with a little "d"!) process.

02/09/16

Folino Estate in Berks County became a winery last year the hard way: on its own. The good news is that there is now a different option for others who are looking to start a vineyard: Northampton Community College this month is starting a new wine-specialist certificate program.

02/09/16

Although Northeast and Midwest grape growing regions have so far been spared from extreme cold this year, the winters of 2014 and 2015 are still etched in the minds of many growers who suffered significant losses due to winter injury.

02/08/16

Southold Farm + Cellar co-owner Regan Meador's recent guest column was filled with so many specious claims informed readers might find it difficult to take him seriously

02/05/16

Leah and David Valvo of Wineforecaster review wines, offer tips and explore the Finger Lakes wine region here each week. This week they visit Art and Jonathan Hunt of Hunt Country Vineyards, who discuss two of their featured wines. If you're looking for a Valentine's Day treat, the wines are perfect for an artisan chocolate pairing.

02/04/16

When asked about the state of Pennsylvania wines recently, John Skrip II, patriarch of the Skrip family's Clover Hill Vineyard and Winery in Breinigsville, offered an opinion on the industry's potential instead.

02/04/16

Bar and restaurant owners are used to working through a tangle of regulations, but liquor licensing may be the most Kafkaesque. Rules vary by state and county, and costs can be stratospheric

02/03/16

Linda Delmonico Prussen is an award-winning journalist, passionate about all things wine, living on Long Island.

02/02/16

The gulf between state and new federal definitions of cider comes down to allowable alcohol and even fizz. The CIDER Act pushed the high level from 7 percent alcohol by volume, or ABV, to 8.5 percent for federal purposes. The state's ABV cap for cider is more than one-third lower, at 5.5 percent. The state also limits the amount of carbonation in ciders, below what is permitted federally. Pennsylvania also blocks quality ciders from distribution through the three-tier system.

02/02/16

After two consecutive harsh winters, grapevine freeze protection is top of mind for many Eastern and Midwestern growers. Here's a look at a few winterizing techniques to consider.

02/02/16

Members of the top hat-wearing Inner Circle announced the "forecast" at sunrise, just before 7:30 a.m. Tuesday

02/02/16

It should no longer be a surprise that the East Coast - particularly the Atlantic Coast region of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia, all drained by the creeks and rivers of the Chesapeake and Delaware bays - can produce and is producing excellent wines ...

02/01/16

EWE is designed to provide relevant grapegrowing and winemaking information to eastern U.S. and Canadian wineries and vineyards

02/01/16

The veteran wine director has helped shape the New York City wine scene for almost three decades

02/01/16

The longshoremen came back Friday night and worked over the weekend, said Steve Coleman, a spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which serves as the landlord for the New York Harbor terminal areas in the two states

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