Edible Manhattan: 10 Wineries to Visit and Drink at Near the Finger Lakes


Next to me right now is a window overlooking lovely Seneca Lake, one of the Finger Lakes region’s 11 famed north-south running bodies of water. I arrived yesterday after a 5 hour trek, well worth it to be a judge in the 2014 New York Wine & Food Classic — our state’s biggest, home-grown wine and spirits competition. It’s something I’m really excited and proud to be part of (thank you, New York Wine & Grape Foundation for having me back!) and, for someone with a keen interest in New York wine and spirits, always an interesting gauge of what’s going on in our industry and an opportunity to taste through, wow, over 200 wines (blind — we find out what they are after all is said and awarded) and spirits.

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