A Day in the Life…

“I bet you get to drink wine all day every day!” is something I hear almost weekly regarding my job with the Wine Trail. No, I don’t get to drink wine all day, but I do get to experience some pretty neat stuff when I’m not diligently working at my…

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How to Plan Your Wine Tour

How to Plan Your Wine Tour Spring is officially here! Or is it? Mother Nature has definitely been very fickle lately, but even still, it can only mean one thing: wine tour season is upon us! It’s not always easy to plan a wine tour if you aren’t from there…

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More to Wine than Grapes

It’s common knowledge that wine is made from grapes. The wineries on Cayuga Lake that distill products even use grapes in their liquors.  But, there’s other fruit wines- are those also made from grapes?  I decided to dive into the ‘non grape-wine’ world and see what kind of facts I…

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Nearly-Spring Updates from the Trail

We’re all recovering from a knockout Mardi Gras Celebration here on the Trail. The Cayuga Lake Wine Trail brought Bourbon Street to Upstate New York, and we celebrated in true Trail Event style. Beads were flying, several people were decked out in their finest party attire and the Louisiana-style foods…

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Summer Fun on the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail

Warm weather is here to stay, and I couldn’t be more excited about what that means for the wine trail. In the vineyards, it means the workers went from bundling up head to toe, to going home with a farmers tan. The vines themselves have all gone through the bud…

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What goes into a bottle of wine?

Like many of you, when I first started drinking wine, I didn’t know much about it. I knew what color it was and if it was sweet or dry, but only because I had tasted it, certainly not because I had any wine knowledge. After starting with the Cayuga Lake…

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Women in Wine on the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail

March is Women’s History month and being so close to Seneca Falls, the birthplace of Women’s rights, it feels appropriate to write about some of the women on Cayuga Lake. It begins with the Lucas Family, who runs the oldest winery along Cayuga Lake, and the founder, Ruth Lucas, was…

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