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New York State of Wine: Boldly, authentic. featuring Richard Siddle
September 24 | 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Diverse and bold, with a long history stretching back hundreds of years, New York is reinventing itself as an epicenter of dynamic winemaking. The state is home to the first winery in the United States, and producers are drawing on that background to produce some of the most exciting wines in the country. Wine has been made since the 17th century and since the 1950s a successful focus on quality has taken hold to the point that New York is gaining a well-deserved reputation as one of the world’s most transformative regions. There is an incredible amount of diversity in climate and growing conditions: from Long Island, exposed to the Atlantic Ocean, to Hudson Valley, the historic heartland of New York wine, to Niagara and the Champlain Valley on the border with Canada, to Finger Lakes, which has established itself as a region that can compete with Germany, Austria, and the Loire Valley. Think cool climate, expect the unexpected.
■ 24 Sep @ 12:00 PM EDT – Episode 1: Boldy, Authentic with Richard Siddle
In this inaugural episode focused on New York wines and their place in the world, Richard Siddle of The Buyer, the UK’s leading online publication aimed at the premium on-trade.
Aimée Lasseigne New, Lieb Cellars
Christopher Bates MS, Element Winery
Rick Rainey, Forge Cellars
Additional upcoming episodes:
■ 21 Oct – Episode 2: Boldly, Redefined with Felicity Carter
■ 19 Nov – Episode 3: Boldly, Individual with Essi Avellan MW
■ 16 Dec – Episode 4: Boldy, Rooted with Jamie Goode
■ 13 Jan – Episode 5: Boldly, Extreme with Olivier Borneuf (French language only)
■ 17 Feb – Episode 6: Boldly, Sustainable with Pascaline Lepeltier