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What goes into a bottle of wine?

Like many of you, when I first started drinking wine, I didn’t know much about it.

The Ins and Outs of the Harvest Season

When you think of Fall what do you think of? That’s easy – changing leaves, apple picking, cider donuts, cozy sweaters, pumpkin

Harvest Has Begun

Its harvest time here in the Finger Lakes. It began a bit later than last year, but we pick when the grapes

Buttonwood Grove Winery Wins “The Oscars”

Each year, a group of experts gather at the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel of the Finger Lakes Region to sample the best

How are the Wineries Handling All the Rain?

I realize I probably don’t have to tell anyone, but the Finger Lakes region has seen an unusual amount of rain this spring.

All Vacations Must Come to an End

If you ask a winemaker, the term “Vintner Vacation” is a bit of an oxymoron. They’ll likely say that vacations do not

How to Plan a Rockin’ Wine Tour

So you and your friends or family have decided to go on a wine tour, but … what do you do after that?

The Wine-Buying Habits of Millennials

I can confidently say that every one of my friends likes wine, to some degree. If they don’t like it, they love

The Art of Wine Tasting

The basics of tasting wine are relatively simple to learn. Once the fundamentals are mastered, the nuances and details can be enhanced

Nearly-Spring Updates from the Trail

We’re all recovering from a knockout Mardi Gras Celebration here on the Trail. The Cayuga Lake Wine Trail brought Bourbon Street to