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Finger Lakes wineries feeling the impact of coronavirus

(Provided by New York Wine & Grape Foundation)

When Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced the closure of restaurants, bars, gyms and movie theaters earlier this week, he also effectively closed the tasting rooms of more than 500 wineries statewide. Preventive efforts like this aimed at lessening the severity ...

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Constellation sees gains in beer in 3rd quarter (access required)

Constellation Brands

Constellation Brands continued to focus on its “premium-ization” strategy in the third quarter of fiscal 2020, announcing results Wednesday that showed continued gains in beer, some declines in wine and spirits, and a 20-cents-per share decline in value of its ...

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Family business Lake Beverage expands into fourth generation (access required)

Bernie Schroeder, CEO, his daughter Kristie Barr, HR manager; and his father Hank Schroeder. Bernie and Hank are principal owners of the company. (Provided photo)

  About two-thirds of all businesses in the country are family owned, but it’s rare for a company to remain in a single family’s control for several generations. Lake Beverage in Henrietta is one of the 3 percent to make ...

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Judges convene to sip, spit and judge for Finger Lakes wine competition (access required)

Doris Miculan Bradley of Toronto, left, and Paul Brady of New York City, consider wines as they judge in the Finger Lakes  International Wine Competition.  Photo by Diana Louise Carter

More than 50 judges and 200 volunteers gathered over wine last weekend in downtown Rochester for the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition. The 19-year-old competition, along with a related wine auction later this year, raises money for Camp Good Days, ...

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Torrey Ridge owners buy Rooster Hill Vineyards (access required)

Paul Curcillo and Stephanie King, left, bought Rooster Hill  Vineyards from founders Amy and Dave Hoffman, right.

Paul Curcillo and Stephanie King, the Philadelphia couple who bought Torrey Ridge Winery in 2015, have now acquired another Finger Lakes winery: Rooster Hill Vineyards. Rooster Hill’s founders were Amy and Dave Hoffman, who decided to retire after 16 years ...

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Dr. Frank joins the trend of elevating the wine-tasting experience (access required)

The view and wine flights invite visitors to Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery to linger a while.

 Instead of the sip, spit and run experience that has been part of wine tasting in the Finger Lakes for decades, Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery is inviting visitors to sit and enjoy the view. Dr. Frank is opening a rooftop ...

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