On the Road with the Grape Guy

On the Road with the Grape Guy is a on-going feature that follows me from event to event ... I post my thoughts, feelings and reviews of what happened and what I tasted ... basically it is here that I review the events I attend and the things that thrilled me.

Report from - Finger Lakes Winery Tour - July 20-22, 2007

29 Jul 2007

This summer I decided to re-visit the Finger Lakes region of New York – I had done it a few times before, most recently 3 years ago, but this time I was coming at it from a different vantage point:  that of a writer.  I was prepared to leave my prejudice (New York wineries serve only sweet wines and because of Americans love for sticky wines -as I had found my last few times thru) behind; and instead embrace the wine industry and base my finding on service, knowledge and of course, the wines served to me.  I packed up the car – loaded a few bottles of my Ontario favourites for nighttime sipping (just in case) and off I went.  I had two set stops on my agenda the New York Wine and Culinary Center on Canandaigua Lake (see Newsletter 63 – August 16, 2007) and the Fingers Lakes Wine Festival in Watkins Glen (separate On the Road article); other than that I was going to let the wind and recommendations of others take me where they wished ... (Read more)

Links you may be interested in after reading this article:

Lamoreaux Landing
Shalestone Vineyards
Lakewood Vineyard
Keuka Overlook
Ravines Wine Cellars

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Report from - ASAP Meeting - June 20, 2007

26 Jul 2007

The Toronto chapter of ASAP (Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals) invited Richard Johnson (owner of By Chadsey’s Cairn Winery) to speak at their June 20th meeting; yours truly also attended, wanting to hear what one of the driving forces behind the budding Prince Edward County wine industry had to say.  The talk was suppose to be about Strategic Alliances and how they benefit business, in this particular case with regard to the wine industry … instead Richard spent most of his time giving the history of The County, both past and present – which I have to admit was incredibly fascinating ... (Read more)

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