Sparkling Wines of New York

with Lenn Thompson

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Diversity is the greatest strength of New York wine country. There is so much more to it than Riesling, Cabernet Franc, and Chardonnay. Sparkling wine – made in myriad styles of styles using myriad grapes is the unappreciated star of the state’s wine industry. And it’s made in every corner of the state’s cool-climate wine regions. Join writer Lenn Thompson for this tasting of five wildly different sparkling wines from the Finger Lakes, Hudson River Region, and Long Island.

Featured Wines:

▸ Milea Estate Vineyard 2017 “Proceedo” Sparkling Rosé 
Pleasant Valley Wine Company NV Gold Seal Blanc de Blanc
Glenora Wine Cellars 2013 Brut
Lenz Winery 2014 Cuvee
Channing Daughters Winery 2019 Gewürztraminer Pét Nat

Lenn Thompson

November 17, 2020
11:00 AM EST


  • Bruce Tripp, Winemaker, Milea Estate Vineyard 
  • Patrick Doyle, Pleasant Valley Wine Company 
  • Steve DiFrancesco, WinemakerGlenora Wine Cellars 
  • Meaghan Frank, General Manager, Dr. Konstantin Frank 
  • Thomas Spotteck, WinemakerLenz Winery 

About the Moderator:

Lenn Thompson is a writer and intermittent podcaster based on Long Island, New York. He has been writing about North American wine — with a focus on regions that aren’t California, Oregon or Washington — for the better part of two decades for a variety of online and print publication, including Wine Enthusiast Magazine, Beverage Media, SevenFifty Daily, various Edible Communities magazines, as well as his own site Cork Report ( He recently re-launched his podcast under the name Press Fraction.  

He’s the founder of TasteCamp, an annual regional wine immersion conference for writers and trade, and more recently, he co-founded the #openlocalwine virtual to celebrate local wineries and support them during the COVID-19 quarantines.