The fifth annual NY Drinks NY Grand Tasting took place at The Altman Building, a new venue for 2016, on March 8th. Partnered with the New York Wine and Grape Foundation, the tasting highlighted the over 400 wineries in 59 of New York’s 62 counties, and educated attendees with two seminars during the day about climate variation in the Finger Lakes and the versatility of Cabernet Franc across the state.
Charlie Marshall, Marshal Restaurant, winner of the restaurant award for excellence in promoting NY wines; and Jim Trezise, New York Wine & Grape Foundation
Katie Roller, Wagner Vineyards
Richard Ball, NY State Department of Agriculture; Phyllis Feder, Clinton Vineyards with her Unity award; and Jim Trezise
Marcy Kugeman, NY State Department of Agriculture; Alie Shaper, Brooklyn Oenology, Richard Ball; and Kevin King, NY State Department of Agriculture
Barbara Frank, Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery
Sarah Higgins and Kevin Dugan, New York State Restaurant Association
Jim Trezise and William Slone, Beverage Media Group