Category Archives: Keuka Lake, New York

VIGNOLES.VS.VIGNOLES

So I made this white wine last year. It turned out flawed, hazy, and unexpectedly fizzy. The last third of each bottle is a yeasty murk and somewhat undrinkable. Corks shot from bottles until I caged them. Luckily, I like … Continue reading

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Chateau Frank, Blanc de Blancs, Finger Lakes, NY 2006

New York sparkling wine might sound oximoronic. But some of the best places for bubbly are cold and miserable. Take the region of Champagne, for example. It sits around latitude 49. The average temperature is 50. The Finger Lakes are … Continue reading

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FINGER.LAKE.FOUND

I cannot sleep. Wine equipment awaits me in the car. Untold microbes cover everything, bent on ruining my future wine. Yesterday, I wine-tasted on Keuka Lake’s western shore. Today, on Halloween, I pick up my vignoles juice. I stumble through … Continue reading

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