The "Rock Stars" of the Finger Lakes

with Cha McCoy

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The Finger Lakes wine region is host to more than 120 wineries and is the biggest producer of wine in New York State. Join us for a scintillating discussion with this star-studded panel of FLX winemakers pushing the boundaries of what can be done here. From the man some consider to be “father” of them all, to the region’s newest winemaking wunderkind, to a powerhouse winemaking duo, join us to learn more about how these talented and passionate winemakers honor their commitment to their craft and the community.

Featured Wines:
▸ Nathan K. Wines 2019 Chardonnay
▸ Hosmer Winery 2019 Dry Riesling
▸ Fox Run Vineyards 2018 Semi-Dry Riesling 
▸ Osmote Wines 2019 Dechaunac 
▸ Anthony Road Wine Company 2018 Lemberger
▸ Red Newt Cellars 2016 Glacier Ridge Pinot Noir

This session was recorded live on:
October 27, 2020

11:00 AM EST


Nathan Kendall, Winemaker/Owner, Nathan K. Wines
▸ Julia Hoyle, Winemaker, Hosmer Winery
▸ Peter Bell, Winemaker, Fox Run Vineyards
▸ Ben Riccardi, Winemaker/Owner, Osmote Wines

▸ Peter Becraft, Winemaker, Anthony Road Wine Company 
Kelby Russell, Winemaker, Red Newt Cellars 

About the Moderator:

Cha McCoy is a Sommelier, Public Speaker, and the founder of Cha Squared Consulting LLC, a wine experience company focused on events, tourism, and education. In addition, she leads Cherry Bombe Magazine as their Beverage Director & Editor for their new vertical Cherry Bombe Drinks. Cha is a Certified Sommelier with the Court of The Master Sommeliers and WSET Level 3 Candidate. McCoy has been recognized by the Wine Enthusiast as Top 40 Under 40 Tastemakers, and Wine & Spirits Rising Black Voices in Wine. Her events services include clients such as the prestigious, James Beard Foundation and most recently a virtual tasting on NBC’s Today Show. Her work has been celebrated for making wine more accessible, dismantling what she calls palate discrimination in food & beverage, through her initiatives including but not limited to her signature wine dinner series ‘The Communion’ which she has hosted in 5 countries over 3 years. Cha is very active these days providing virtual sommelier services and curating experiences for her new wine club, Flight Cru.

Now with roots planted in Lisbon, Portugal, Rome, Italy, this native New Yorker is currently conspiring with female chefs, female winemakers, and female distillers on ways to disrupt the hospitality industry on both continents and making the industry more inclusive.