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Dr. Frank Semi-Dry Riesling Wins "Best White Wine" at San Francisco Chronicle

January 13th, 2015

Hammondsport, New York – January 13, 2014 – Out of 3,000 white wines entered in the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, the Dr. Frank 2013 Semi-Dry Riesling came out on top, tying for “Best White Wine”.  On the way to the top, the 2013 Semi-Dry Riesling won a double gold medal (unanimous gold from all judges).

The 2013 Semi-Dry Riesling is Dr. Frank’s flagship wine and consistently the most award-winning. Beating out over 3,000 white wines for the top honor at the largest wine competition in the Unit...

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HGTV's House Hunters visits Fox Run Vineyards

January 7th, 2015

JANUARY 7, 2015 (PENN YAN, NY) – The Geneva couple who will appear on HGTV’s “House Hunters” chose to feature Fox Run Vineyards during the filming of their episode that will appear on Thursday, January 8th at 10 pm. The episode, “Couple Needs Space to Raise Twins in Upstate New York” follows Jessica and John Balduzzi of Geneva to a few of their favorite places in Jessica’s hometown during the filming of the show.

Fox Run was contacted by the show’s production company about a week before the scheduled filmi...

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The Gould Hotel hosts New Year's Eve Ball Drop in Seneca Falls

December 23rd, 2014

Ring in the New Year in Downtown Seneca Falls

Seneca Falls, NY. The Gould Hotel will host the 16th Annual Antonina’s New Year’s Eve Ball Drop. The Gould is proud to carry on the tradition of a New Year’s Eve ball drop in downtown Seneca Falls. Antonina’s restaurant hosted the ball drop for the past 15 years. Though Antonina’s is now closed, the tradition will live on at the Gould Hotel.

The beautifully lit New Year’s Eve ball will drop on the State Street side of the Gould Hotel, with a countdown to mid...

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Lively Run Opens its Online Store

December 10th, 2014

Lively Run Dairy's Opens Its Online Store

Lively Run Dairy announces the opening of its online store. It is up and running just in time for the holidays, so customers can get cheese delivered to their door for their holiday cheese platter, or for a loved one as a gift.

WHAT: Lively Run Dairy's New Online Store

Lively Run's new online store will include the sale of all 7 of their goat and cow cheeses: Chèvre (in all herbed varieties), Seneca Blue Moon, Cayuga Blue, Goat Milk Feta, Finger Lakes Gold, Lake Effect...

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Cortland County Launches Passport to History Program

December 10th, 2014

Bring history to life through Cortland County’s new “Passport to History” program. For the first time ever, visitors have the opportunity to purchase a keepsake passport that they can take on their travels to the three historical museums within Cortland County. When purchased, visitors will receive tickets and an accompanying passport permitting them access to all three participating museums within the county: The 1890 House Museum, CNY Living History Center and The Suggett House. The passport itself inclu...

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Black Button Distilling Releases Little Barrel Bourbon

November 29th, 2014

Black Button Distilling, Rochester NY’s first and finest grain to glass craft distillery, announces a one-time limited release of their Little Barrel Bourbon on Black Friday, November 28th, 2014. The release marks the first time bourbon has been made and sold in Monroe County since Prohibition, and only 1,400 bottles are available.

Little Barrel Bourbon was aged for four months in five gallon barrels. It is the same recipe going into the barrel as the big barrel Bourbon that will be released next year, giv...

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Destiny USA adds new tips to 'Black Friday Survival Guide'

November 20th, 2014

Syracuse, NY- Whether you’re a veteran Black Friday deal-snagger, or a shopper uncertain about venturing into the chaos after Thanksgiving dinner, every consumer could use a survival guide to Black Friday. After releasing a “5-Step Survival Guide” last year, Destiny USA in Syracuse, NY has added new items to its survival guide – and to its facility – to help make Black Friday safer, easier, and more enjoyable.

Destiny USA sees thousands of shoppers between the evening of Thanksgiving, through the early hou...

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Dickens Christmas Returns to Skaneateles

November 19th, 2014

Opening Day Is Nov. 28
In Skaneateles, it's always a Dickens of a Christmas.
For each of the last 21 years, Charles Dickens has spent a month in this charming lakeside village, gathering research for his soon-to-be written classic "A Christmas Carol."
On village streets, he encounters Scrooge, Tiny Tim, the Ghosts of Christmas Past and Present, the Ghost of Jacob Marley, President John Tyler, and a bevy of other characters ranging from finishing school girls to pickpockets.
Magic, music and merriment prev...

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Heron Hill Introduces Riesling Series

November 18th, 2014

Heron Hill Introduces New Riesling Series to Compare Five Unique Finger Lakes Vineyards

November 17, 2014 (Hammondsport, NY) – Heron Hill Winery has released five unique, dry Rieslings from the 2013 vintage to exhibit the wondrous influence that growers and terroir can have on wine. Over the years Heron Hill Winery has developed close relationships with grape growers at select sites across the Finger Lakes. Heron Hill has bottled its own single vineyard designated Riesling for over twenty years under the I...

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2014 NYWCC New York State of Mind Award Winners

November 10th, 2014

The New York Wine & Culinary Center Announces Recipients of Second Annual New York State of Mind, Eat, Drink, Grow and Love Awards

Canandaigua, NY—November 7, 2014 —The New York Wine & Culinary Center (NYWCC), dedicated to educating, engaging, and exciting New Yorkers and the world about New York State produced wine, beer, spirits, and agriculture, has announced the recipients of its second annual New York State of Mind Awards.

The awards will be presented Saturday, November 22nd, at the NYWCC’s annual Ne...

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