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Wednesday, June 22, 2022

REPORT FROM The Event: New York State of Wine Trade Event May 25, 2022

The Date and Time:  May 25, 2022  12:30P – 3:30P
The Event: New York State of Wine Trade Event
The Venue: The Livmore, Gerrard Street West
The Target Audience: wine writers, sommeliers, agents
The Availability/Catalogue: another online catalogue which I had to print out (I don't mind doing this, but it would make sense for all the trade shows to get together and make a common format so we can template it. Each single download or other accessibility point was different, much like restaurant charge card machines)...In general, the New York data included varieties used and a possible Canadian retail price.
The Quote/Background: there was a structured tasting before the walk around tasting, with Jennifer Huether MS, Sara D'amato, and Christopher Bates MS. Bates discussed the evolving wine scene in New York State. We tasted some 12 seminar wines from Long Island and the Finger Lakes.
The Wines: I did not try every one of the 40+ wines in the self-pour walk around portion.
**** BEST -- Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Wölffer Estate Vineyard Summer In A Bottle Rosé 2021 Lake Ontario (Merlot, Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Blanc) CA$37.05
-Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard Riesling Dry 2019 Finger Lakes West Seneca CA$24.53
-Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars T23 Cabernet Franc 2019 Finger Lakes East Seneca CA$25
-Boundary Breaks #239 Dry Riesling 2019 Finger Lakes CA$28.89
-Boundary Breaks Cabernet Franc 2020 Finger Lakes CA$25.21
-Forge Cellars Dry Riesling Classique 2019 Finger Lakes CA$44.95
-Mazza Chautauqua Cellars Riesling, Nutt Road 2017 Finger Lakes CA$20
-Ravines Wine Cellars Dry Riesling Argetsinger Vineyard 2019 Finger Lakes CA$41.21
-Heron Hill Winery Ingle Vineyard Riesling 2020 Finger Lakes   price not available
-Living Roots Wine & Co. Finger Lakes Riesling Pétillant Naturel 2020 CA$29.95
-Element Winery Cabernet Franc 2020 Finger Lakes  price not available
-Element Winery Riesling 2010 Finger Lakes  price not available
-Element Winery Riesling 2009 Finger Lakes  price not available
-Heron Hill Winery Classic Blaufrankisch 2019 Finger Lakes price not available
***1/2 BETTER -- Three and a Half Stars (88 – 90 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Lieb Cellars Estate Sparkling Pinot Blanc 2019 North Fork of Long Island CA$39.95
-Channing Daughters Ramato 2020 Long Island (98% Pinot Grigio, 2% Muscat) CA$44.95
-Hound's Tree Wines Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 Long Island North Fork price not available
-Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery Grüner Veltliner 2019 Finger Lakes CA$31.95
-Fox Run Vineyards Lemberger 2019 Finger Lakes price not available
-Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars Round Rock Vineyard Riesling 2019 Finger Lakes CA$33
-Wagner Vineyards Estate Winery Caywood East Dry Riesling 2020 Finger Lakes CA$24.99
-RGNY-North Fork Scielo Rose 2020 Long Island (Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Franc) CA$12
-RGNY - North Fork Scielo NY Tinto 2018 Long Island (Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot) CA$14.98
-Mazza Chautauqua Cellars Chambourcin The Perfect Rose 2020 Lake Erie CA$15.00
-Lieb Cellars Estate Cabernet Franc 2020 North Fork of Long Island (Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Teroldego) CA$39.95
-Red Newt Cellars The Knoll Riesling, Lahoma Vineyards 2017 Finger Lakes CA$50.00
-Red Newt Cellars Cabernet Franc 2019 Finger Lakes CA$25.00
-Brotherhood Winery Pinot Noir 2017 Finger Lakes CA$27.95
-Channing Daughters Tocai Friulano 2020 Long Island (Friulano,Sauvignon Blanc)CA$37.95
The Food: Fresh City Farms provided us with both a box of cheese, charcuterie, pickles, olives, bread, and biscuits, AND a hot dog BBQ with substantial cut green salads with sesame, chick peas, et al. On the terrace, with glorious sunshine.
The Downside: I got lost getting to the Livmore – I was unfamiliar with the area after all these years of house sitting. Also, there were no bottles of Chardonnay, just Riesling and a variety of reds. (see above)
The Upside: a chance to re-connect with New York wines – it has been some time for me, about five years.
The Contact Person: Melissa Stunden
\The Event's Marketing Effectiveness and Execution (numerical grade): 88.

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