Archive for September 19th, 2008

Cheers! From Melissa’s Desk

What a gorgeous fall day it is out there!

Week of 9/15/08:

  • Fox Run Vineyards held a press conference to officially announce being selected as a Winery of the Year by Wine & Spirits Magazine. For a report from the conference, please see my post at Lenn Thompson’s blog LENNDEVOURS. Thanks to Philip Beckley and Charles Wilson of Splash The Finger Lakes for inviting me to attend. If you see them out and about around the Finger Lakes, be sure to say hello. They’re great to talk to! Here’s a link to a segment on the Wine & Spirits award from Rochester’s 12WHAM.
  • Edible Finger Lakes is Going to Capitol Hill. The local foods magazine has been officially invited to attend the Senate Agriculture Advisory Board meeting next week on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. According to Senator Clinton’s office, Edible Finger Lakes is “doing as much if not more than anyone to promote the Finger Lakes agriculture and foods movement.” If you haven’t seen the magazine yet and you’re a lover of the farm-to-table movement, be sure to seek it out.

I think that will do it for this week. I hope that you’re as excited about these recent indications that the Finger Lakes wine region is at a turning point. Now it’s just a matter of continuing to spread the word about the high quality wines being produced here. So why not engage in conversation about Fox Run’s award and Edible Finger Lakes invitation to Capitol Hill and the positive reviews of many of our wines. These are great accomplishments for the entire wine and culinary industry in the region and can only mean that there will be more good news to come.

Cheers until next week!