Paumanok Vineyards Wins Winery of the Year; Ventosa 2011 Lemberger Wins 2015 Governor’s Cup

If you’re interested in such things and have been anywhere near Facebook or Twitter today, you’ve no doubt read that the 2015 New York Wine & Food Classic was yesterday. Over the years, we’ve been critical of all competitions like this one (not just this one), but this year we’re simply going to report on the results, which you can find in the below press release from the New York Wine & Grape Foundation. Congratulations to the winners. Watkins Glen, New York, August 12 – Ventosa Vineyards 2011 Lemberger, Estate Grown from the Finger Lakes Region won the coveted “Governor’s…

Weekly New York Wine News — August 3, 2015

Photo: Macari Vineyards Wine politics, continuing wine education, a sad unfolding story and a busy weekend festival schedule coming up. NEWS Watchdog.org – 7/30/2015 Actual Headline “Drunk of Corporate Welfare” are Hillary Clinton and New York wine involved in “pay-to-play”, or rather “wine-to-shine” politics? Ithaca Voice – 7/29/2015 After local education in hospitality profession, Cornell student goes on to become a “Master Sommelier”. North Fork Patch – 8/2/2015 The first of what will likely be numerous lawsuits filed in the wake of the terrible fatal limo crash on Long Island last week. EVENTS FLX Riesling & Craft Beer Fest – August 8-9, 2015…