Interpreting Wine Kicks off 2023 With Comprehensive New York Series

Popular wine podcast Interpreting Wine covers New York Wines in a new series. The episodes feature eight prominent New York winemakers in 1:1 conversation with host, Lawrence Francis. Guests are drawn from the Finger Lakes and Long Island AVAs. Discover more about the people behind the wines, including their individual influences and journey into wine. Episodes also explore the vineyard sites where they source fruit, how they make wine and where it’s available internationally. Click below to listen to each episode, and learn more at

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EP 476: Ben Riccardi, Osmote Winery

We kick things off in the company of Ben Riccardi of Osmote. Ben owns 30 acres on Seneca Lake he’s in the process of cover cropping on the path to planting vines. While making wine from locally sourced fruit in his own winery.

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EP 477: Julia Hoyle, Hosmer Estate Winery

We hear Julia's origin story and learn the influence of international travel on her palate and winemaking approach. We hear the changes at Hosmer over time, about the collaborative winemaking community in the Finger Lakes, and more.

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EP 478: Bruce Murray, Boundary Breaks

We hear Bruce's origin story and he takes us inside the early vintages at Boundary Breaks. He introduces us to the wider winemaker community and offers us a virtual tour of their property. He goes in-depth into the impact of Riesling in the Finger Lakes and more.

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EP 479: Kelby James Russell, Red Newt Cellars

We hear Kelby's origin story of traveling outside of the Finger Lakes and returning home, mentors on the winemaking journey, he gives us an overview of the Finger Lakes winemaking culture, and more.

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EP 480: Oskar Bynke & Fred Merwarth, Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard

We hear the pairs origin story and early days and changes at the winery. They talk plantings in the Finger Lakes, the nursery business and its influence, the UK market, and more.

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EP 481: Christopher Bates, Element Winery

We hear Christopher's origin story and the Element philosophy. Changes in the region, an introduction to Colloquial and In our element brands, and more.

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EP 482: Kareem Massoud, Paumanok and Palmer Vineyard

We hear Kareem's origin story and background to the family winemaking tradition. He gives us a Long Island regional intro, exploring style and influence, and more.

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EP 483: Roman Roth, Wölffer Estate

We close out the New York series in the company of Roman Roth of Wölffer Estate Vineyard. We hear Roman's origin story. He talks climate in Long Island and impact on winemaking. He explores the culture and creativity at Wölffer, and more.

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The mission of the New York Wine & Grape Foundation is to promote the world-class image of New York grapes and wines from our diverse regions to responsibly benefit farmers, producers and consumers through innovative marketing, research, communication, and advocacy.