An old wine region in NY shifts to be...

An old wine region in NY shifts to better-quality vines

There are 2 comments on the Newsday story from Jun 8, 2008, titled An old wine region in NY shifts to better-quality vines. In it, Newsday reports that:

A half-century ago, Vince Bedient spent his days chopping down trees for his father's sawmill, stealing time during harvest to haul farmers' grapes to a Welch's juice factory.

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Paul B

Etobicoke, Canada

#1 Jun 8, 2008
I strongly believe that while the improvement in wine quality across Eastern North America is laudable and necessary, and while much of this quality improvement is thanks to the vinifera revolution, it remains a mistake to push natives like Catawba, Niagara, Concord, Steuben, etc. to the side for making "unsophisticated wines". The problem for many years has been the deliberate catering to the perceived public sweet tooth. Native labruscas, when not overcropped but given good treatment in the vineyard and winery, can make beautifully elegant, fragrant wines redolent of flowers and candy. A dry, or near-dry Catawba, can be a beautiful wine! The challenge is to institute a re-invention of the labrusca paradigm and to elevate it to something better.

“Not Even Funny”

Since: May 09

Los Angeles, CA

#2 May 4, 2009
hmmmmm..ok then

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