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News and Events for New York Wine Enthusiasts.
New York Spotlight:
Sam Filler, Executive Director & Paul Brady, Brand Ambassador, NYWGF
Raw. Real. Riveting. Interviews.
Last week, Wine Enthusiast honored the bold efforts of the Foundation by naming NYWGF executives Sam Filler (Executive Director) and Paul Brady (Brand Ambassador) to the  Wine Enthusiast 40 Under 40 Tastemakers list.   The Wine Enthusiast 40 Under 40 list recognizes the young winemakers, brewers, beverage directors, grape growers, and other movers and shakers who are changing today’s beverage industry. 

Photo credit: Ashton Worthington

Free Wine Classes at the Great New York State Fair
The New York Wine & Grape Foundation is bringing travelers one step closer to becoming a Wine Expert, free of charge. On August 28 and August 31, the we will be hosting wine masterclasses, led by Julie Hosbach, our Education & Member Services Manager. Classes focus on what you need to know to become a wine expert and will let you taste some of New York's award winning wine from the recent New York Wine Classic.

New York Wine Classic Best of Category Pairing Dinner
Love wine and food? Don't miss our Classic Best of Class Winners paired with a delicious five course dinner at the Clipper Inn Restaurant in Clayton, NY on September 10, at 6:00pm. (More pairing dinners will be held in NYC, Utica, and Albany over the next couple of months).

Join us for a delightful evening! Almost 900 wines were entered into the 34th annual New York Wine Classic on August 6-7th, 2019. The five Best of Class winners (including Governor's Cup and Winery of the Year), are:

Governor's Cup Winner & Best Red Wine - Six Mile Creek Vineyard , 2016 Cabernet Franc
Winery of the Year & Best White Wine - Wagner Vineyards , 2017 Dry Riesling, Estate Grown
Best Sparkling Wine - Harbes Vineyard , Blanc de Blancs
Best Rosé Wine - Coffee Pot Cellars , 2018 Rosé
Best Dessert Wine - Vineyard View Winery, 2017 Ice Wine

*Members Save $5.00 per ticket. Email me for the coupon code to enter when you order tickets online.


WineVine Virtual Wine Tasting Series
Riesling: September- 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 for our Consumer me mbers. This week's wines are as follows: (If you can't find the exact wine we're tasting, try a similar one from the same region and/or grape.)
Spotlight On: Finger Lakes
Finger Lakes Named Top Wine Region in North America in USA Today’s Readers’ Choice Poll for a Second Year in a Row 
The Finger Lakes wine region has been named the “Best Wine Region in North America” by voters in the 2019 USA Today 10 Best Readers’ Choice Poll. Regions were selected by a panel of wine industry experts and then readers voted for their favorite wine region over a two week period.