Tag Archives: New York wine

• Schumer: ‘End Canadian tax on NY wines’

Schumer: ‘End Canadian tax on NY wines’

Tourists spent $60 million in Yates County in 2011, but New York wine sales are undermined by taxes of up to 100 percent  for Canadians returning home. U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer believes eliminating this wine tax disparity between Canada and the U.S. would be an economic boost for his state’s winery businesses, and has asked […]

• New York’s Finger Lakes: The Next Great Wine Region in America?

New York’s Finger Lakes: The Next Great Wine Region in America?

Prohibition pounded the region’s grapegrowers, but small and medium-sized producers are finally starting to mount a serious comeback. At a time when the local food movement has inspired many consumers across the nation to, for the first time, consider the wines being made in their own backyards, no up-and-coming domestic region has received as much […]

• Wineries see gains since N.Y. shipping law

Wineries see gains since N.Y. shipping law

A 2005 law that allowed New York wineries to ship products directly to customers and permitted other states to send wine to the state has led to millions of dollars a year in tax revenues for New York. Before 2005, individual customers in New York could get shipments from in-state wineries, but not from their […]

• Long Island wine surprise winner in NY Wine & Food Classic

Long Island wine surprise winner in NY Wine & Food Classic

Martha Clara Vineyards on Long Island’s North Fork won top honors with an estate-grown semi-sweet Riesling at the 2011 New York Wine & Food Classic competition at Watkins Glen in the Finger Lakes. That a Riesling should win the prestigious Governor’s Cup as best of show at this competition is not uncommon. What is, though, […]

• U.S. Consumer Direct Wine Sales Grow 12% to $3.4 bil in 2010

U.S. consumer direct wine sales reached record levels in 2010 and continue to grow at a double-digit pace in 2011, according to the latest wine industry research reported today by VinterActive LLC. Based on their annual VinQuest™ survey of the nation’s 3500+ bonded wineries, VinterActive reports that tasting room, wine club, internet, and event sales […]

• Hong Kong Biggest Powerhouse Locale For Wine Auctions

Hong Kong Biggest Powerhouse Locale For Wine Auctions

Hundreds of bidders pack the ballroom of the posh Mandarin Oriental hotel here, armed with paddles, heaping plates of gourmet food and glasses of wine. Lot after lot of French Bordeaux and burgundy comes up for auction. Each time, a bidding war breaks out. A case of 1982 Chateau Lafite-Rothschild sells for more than $71,000 […]

• Swedish Hill captures New York's wine trophy

Swedish Hill captures New York's wine trophy

Two Cayuga Lake wineries captured New York’s most coveted wine awards Tuesday: A $17 sparkling wine from Swedish Hill Winery was voted best wine, and Sheldrake Point Vineyard took the best winery title for the second straight year.