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New York Spotlight:
Nathan Kendall, Owner & Winemaker
Nathan K., Hickory Hollow & chepika
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Nathan Kendall has always been fascinated by grape growing. Growing up in the Finger Lakes, he was likely the last generation that spent spring break tying vines. When he reached the age of 18 he began pouring wine and polishing glasses in a tasting room. Kendall continued to do this through college while also reading as many books on wine and grape growing he could get his hands on.

Virtual Wine Tasting Series

Pinot Noir: January 17th at 7:00pm-   Join Julie Purpura Hosbach, CS, WSET III, for our monthly  WineVine  Virtual Educational Wine Tasting Club! This is how it works: Julie will share three wines from around the state that we’ll be tasting and you can buy them and join in online as we have fun seeing, swirling, smelling, sipping, and savoring. This virtual tasting is  free  to all!

Here are the wines we're tasting:
Buttonwood Grove Winery 2017 Reserve Pinot Noir (Finger Lakes)
Whitecliff Vineyard & Winery Ros é of Pinot Noir (Hudson Valley)
McCall Wines 2014 Reserve Pinot Noir (Long Island)
Save the Date: Special Valentine's Wine & Chocolate Pairing on Wednesday, February 12th at 7:00pm
Wine in 2020: What to Look Out For

Love drinking and eating local? Register for an upcoming Winter Wine Dinner Series at The Marshal
New York Wine Classic Winners Dinner Event:
Orto Restaurant, Long Island
NEW DATE: April 15th, at 6:00pm

Join us for an expertly crafted five course meal paired with wine, including the best white wine, a 2017 Dry Riesling, Estate Grown from our esteemed “Winery of the Year” Wagner Vineyards of the Finger Lakes region. This wine will be poured and paired for you to enjoy along with other Best of Category winners from Long Island ! Eat and drink local! Consumer members SAVE $15 per ticket. Email me for the code.

The menu:
  • Winery of the Year & Best White Wine -Wagner Vineyards, 2017 Dry Riesling, Estate Grown paired with lightly smoked crisp skin arctic char, with cauliflower puree, and hazelnuts.
  • Best Chardonnay- Lieb Cellars, 2018 Chardonnay paired with salt roasted celery root, rosemary pear puree and toasted farro mushroom jus.
  • Best Rosé Wine -Coffee Pot Cellars, 2018 Rosé paired with beet gnocchi, brown butter, goat cheese creme and poppy seeds.
  • Best Cabernet Sauvignon -The Lenz Winery, 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon paired with tender braised veal, green wheat roasted carrot.
  • Best Merlot -Clovis Point Vineyard, 2015 Vintners Select Merlot paired with roasted saddle of Colorado lamb, goat cheese polenta rabe.
  • Dessert: Brown butter cake, fig gelato
Grand Tasting: March 31st, 2020
The 9th annual NY Drinks NY Grand Tasting will offer over 200 wines from 50 wineries from across New York State at The Rainbow Room, high atop Rockefeller Center. A quintessentially New York institution, the Rainbow Room has welcomed guests for over eight decades in an opulent, glamorous and iconic destination.In addition to wine, there will also be a spread of New York cheeses and charcuterie with artisan breads and sweet butter.
*Consumer members save $10 a ticket. Email me for code.
Become A Consumer Member
As a New York Wine & Grape Foundation Consumer Member you have access to everything New York wine regions have to offer, including V.I.P. events, behind the scenes & insider info, discounts on New York wine classes, and a free 'virtual tasting' every month!

Membership is $50 for 12 months. Your benefits include:
Access to the WineVine Insider Newsletter
A New York Wine Guide and Tote Bag
Discounts on our New York wine seminars
Access to the WineVine Virtual Tasting Series each month
Discounts to V.I.P. events like the NY Drinks NY Grand Tasting