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Bristol Mountain Concludes A Stellar 139 Day Season

April 17th, 2015

Canandaigua, NY - Bristol Mountain will conclude the 2014-15 season with 139 days of stellar conditions and many milestones. The snowmaking team got off to an early start with super cold temperatures in November which enabled us to open on November 20 and have a long season ending on April 5th and reopening the weekend of April 11th-12th for a bonus weekend. With the addition of new snowguns on Upper Rocket the Mountain Operations team was able to open Rocket Run earlier than anticipated. The rest of th...

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Eight New Wines from Casa Larga

April 17th, 2015

Fairport, NY - Casa Larga Vineyards is releasing new wines next week that are exciting not only for the winery, but also for their larger implication within the local wine industry. The springtime wines include 3 brand new wines and 5 new vintages. Among the new wines are a new ice wine, Negative 8, and new Rieslings - 2014 Wild Ferment Riesling and 2014 Micro Climate Riesling.

As the signature wine of the Finger Lakes, Riesling is an important part of wine production at Casa Larga. Their Riesling vines ar...

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Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance Hosting Annual Brochure Exchange

April 10th, 2015

The Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance (FLTA) is hosting the annual brochure exchange on May 20 at Waterloo Premium Outlets. This event allows FLTA partners as well as non-partners to exchange collateral material and meet with other tourism industry professionals.

"This event gives everyone involved a chance to connect and become aware of what other organizations are offering visitors in the region," said FLTA President Cindy Kimble. "We do so much business over the phone and online it's a great opportunity to ...

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Casa Larga presents the official wine of the Lilac Festival

April 9th, 2015

Fairport, NY - Casa Larga Vineyards, Rochester's Winery, is proud to present the official wine of the 2015 Lilac Festival, Lilac Hill. Noted for its floral characteristics and unique blue bottle, this wine has served as a key symbol of Rochester's lilacs since its creation in 1994.

Lilac Hill is a smooth and mildly sweet white wine, with a floral nose and refreshing citrus characteristics. Produced from a proprietary blend of Riesling and Cayuga, this award winning wine is a "Festival Classic."

Casa Larga...

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More High Scores and Accolades for Hosmer Winery

March 30th, 2015

Including "Best New York State Riesling Winery of the Year" at the Berlin International Wine Competition

Hosmer Winery receives acclaim at The Berlin International Wine Competition, Wine Spectator and the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition with the following awards.

Berlin International Wine Competition

"New York State Riesling Winery of the Year"

Silver Medal - 2013 Dry Riesling

Wine Spectator

90 Points- 2012 Vintners Reserve Dry Riesling

Finger Lakes International Wine Competition

Double ...

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Dr. Frank Rieslings "Steal the Show" Again

March 27th, 2015

Dr. Konstantin Frank Wine Cellars has done it again. The winery has won an unprecedented fifth top honor for Riesling at a major U.S. wine competition this year. The "Best Riesling" award for the Dr. Konstantin Frank 2013 Semi-Dry Riesling at the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition this past weekend rounded off the winery's impressive winning streak.

Dr. Konstantin Frank Rieslings have been stealing the show since earlier this year, starting with the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition where...

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Wineglass Popularity Soars

March 27th, 2015

Wineglass Marathon organizers have announced that the popular Wineglass Half Marathon is closed at the maximum 3,100 participants and only 350 slots for the full marathon are available until that race reaches its 2,500 runner capacity. The half marathon waitlist is half full, after one day.

With Wineglass Weekend on October 3-4, this close-out six months before race day is unprecedented in the race's 34 year history.

"To put things in perspective, in the last two years we've sold out in May," added Sheila...

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Hampton Inn Elmira/Horseheads Recognized as One of Top Performing Hampton Properties

March 27th, 2015

Hotel presented with Lighthouse Award

Hampton Inn Elmira/Horseheads has been named a top performing property by Hampton Hotels, Hilton Worldwide's global brand of more than 2,000 mid-priced Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, and Hampton by Hilton hotels. It recently received the 2014 Lighthouse Award, presented to properties for their efforts in service excellence and growing customer loyalty.

This prestigious annual award honors the Hampton Inn Elmira/Horseheads for being ranked in the top five percent o...

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Heron Hill Winery Hires Barry Tortolon to Join The Winemaking Team

March 25th, 2015

(Hammondsport, NY) – Barry Tortolon has joined the winemaking team as cowinemaker

at Heron Hill Winery in Hammondsport, NY. Tortolon will work with Mark Patterson

and collectively oversee the complete production of Heron Hill wines.


Tortolon was trained and educated in California where he earned a Bachelor's degree in

Enology and Chemistry from California State University at Fresno, additionally he is a graduate

of SUNY Morrisville with a food science and technology degree. His experience includes


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Sign Up Early for the 4th Annual Strawberry Shake 5K and Kids’ 1 Mile Shortcake

March 23rd, 2015

Owego, NY – Registration is open for the 2015 Strawberry Shake 5K and Kids' 1 Mile Shortcake Run/Walk! This annual event drew over 800 runners and walkers last year and organizers are expecting even more people to hit the streets of Owego on Friday, June 19th!

This is a USA Track and Field sanctioned event on a certified course. It will be timed by the Triple Cities Runners Club and awards will be given to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in all age categories for both male and female. This mostly flat and fast 5K r...

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