Hey all! My name is Shannon and, I like all of you, love wine. I'm an avid collector but I also currently I manage social media for three wine related companies.
Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest (a great local wine and food event in NY):
WineRacks.com (a made in America wine rack company also based in NY):
Splitbin.com (a great site for buying wine online out of NY. Catching a NY theme? ;))
I look forward to getting to know many of you and learning more about the wines you all love. Cheers!
- Reply by EMark, May 3, 2013.
Welcome to the Forum, Shannon. We also look forward to learning from you. There is a lot of interest in NY wines, and, so, we are an eager audience.
That being said, I have to say that NY wines do not find much shelf space in the stores that I frequent here in Southern California. I do see a reasonable representation of dessert wines, but that is, pretty much, it. I do recall seeing and picking up a Riesling a couple years ago. It was quite good.
- Reply by ShannonRahe, May 3, 2013.
I've found New York wines are still getting their footing in a few states (California definitely being one) and outside the US. Here's a pretty interesting article about NY wines breaking slowly into the UK.
I think one of the big things is just getting people to try them and see what NY wines can do. There are still skeptics within the state even but they're slowly coming around. The Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest definitely helps with that as people can come and tastes a plethora of local wines. Many who come are from the region but just never had a NY wine before.
Riesling is definitely one wine that NY does incredibly well, especially the Finger Lakes. May is actually Riesling month in NY and if you're interested there's quite a few NYS wineries that have free shipping deals during the month. Some examples.