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2013 News Archives

Marquette Training Trial

December 27, 2013

Timothy E. Martinson and Chrislyn A. Particka 
Department of Horticulture, Cornell University
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Background and Rationale:  Choice of training system influences yield, quality, and labor inputs for growing grapes. A goal of this training trial is to provide data that will allow growers to choose training systems for Marquette grapes that minimize costs, maximize economic returns to growers and result in high quality, mature grapes for winemaking. 

New York Diary: Day 50 – The Truth about American Wine, starring Clark Smith (author of ‘Postmodern Winemaking’)

December 16, 2013
Blog by Stuart Pigott
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For a moment yesterday afternoon I was lost in the designer basement of the ACE Hotel on West 29th Street. Which of the many black doors was it behind? I decided to start “at the beginning” with the door with a big white A on it, and when I opened it I found Clark Smith and the audience for his tasting of American wines. I’d met the author of the brilliant ‘Postmodern Winemaking’ (University of California Press, 2013) on Saturday evening at Lisa Granik MW’s dinner table in the snowy wilderness of Brooklyn, but that conversation with him barely prepared me for yesterday’s tasting.

Governor Cuomo Congratulates New York's Wine and Grape Industry on a Tremendous 2013 Harvest

November 7, 2013
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Across the State, Grape Growers Produce High Quality and Large Quantities of Grapes for World Class Wine and Grape Products Governor Encourages New Yorkers to Purchase and "Taste NY" Wines this Holiday Season

Schumer Pushing for Booze in the Mail

November 7, 2013

 A plan is underway for the U.S. Postal Service to start mailing alcohol. For years, private carriers like UPS and FedEx have been the only option to ship booze. Now, New York Senator Charles Schumer is pushing the plan to boost a growing beer and wine industry in Upstate New York. It is a move the owner of Coyote Moon Vineyards says is long overdue.

Wineries & microbreweries in New York State

November 6, 2013
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New York used to be one of the most important beer exporters in the world, with Albany Ale being shipped along the Erie Canal in the early 18th century out across the country and beyond.

Over 200 Volunteers Hand Harvest at Coyote Moon Vineyards

November 1, 2013

Living in the North Country is synonymous with many things and can bring forth images of the River, long winters, hockey, but most importantly community. 

In the North Country there is a very real sense of belonging, of purpose, of working toward the greater community good. That community sentiment was on full display during Coyote Moon Vineyards’ 2013 Harvest...

Local State Representatives, Wineries Optimistic About Roadside Wine Bill

October 10, 2013
by Timothy W. Scee II
Special to Newzjunky.com

WATERTOWN, N.Y. — Northern New York wineries could be getting a boost in sales following the passage of new legislation that allows for the sale of wine at roadside farm markets and along wine trails.

21 Brix, Coyote Moon Score Big Right out of the Box.

September 11, 2013
  Not so long ago, new New York wineries were a suspect lot based on the quality (or lack thereof) of their wines in their start-up years. No longer, at least for two new wineries that have hit the ground running--fast.

Why Wine Blog

August 19, 2013
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Coyote Moon Winery La Crescent NV

In my last post I mentioned that one of the benefits I received from wine blogging is learning about many new grape varieties that I otherwise would have never knew. This one was a complete surprise. When I tasted this wine at the recent Finger Lakes Wine Festival, I had no idea that the name of the wine was actually a variety of grape.(La Crescent).  

Traditional Thousand Islands shore dinner: A menu that hasn't changed in more than a century

July 18, 2013

Obviously, the major element of the traditional Thousand Islands "shore dinner" is fish -- freshly caught and fried.
And you'd guess Thousand Island dressing for the salad.
But don't forget the French toast. Or the sandwich of fried pork strips.
These are some of the essential ingredients in the type of shore dinner that Thousand Islands charter boat captains and fishing guides have been serving up to their guests since Ulysses S. Grant was president.

Coyote Moon Sets the Standard and Blazes a New Trail with Clayton Terroir

May 16, 2013
 Everything about Coyote Moon Vineyards is unique and instills a sense of pride in all those visit or are involved with the winery and vineyards. From customer to wine club member to staff member to family member; everyone wants to be a part of something special and the Randazzos offer that opportunity openly. 

Raise your glass to Northern New York wines

May 15, 2013

Bordeaux… Napa… Tuscany… Finger Lakes… If Tim Martinson, senior extension associate in the Department of Horticulture has his way, someday you’ll be able to add Northern New York to the list of noted wine producing regions in the world.

Coyote Moon Vineyards Uncorks Summer Festivals with Fiesta Day Revelry

The Randazzo family of Coyote Moon® Vineyards knows “Excitement, Romance & Award-Winning WineTM”, they know over-the-top customer service, and they certainly know how to start the summer season off with a bang… or in their case… a howl! 

North Country wines survive the cold, please the palate

 Clayton, NY, May 13, 2013 — The New York wine industry is booming. According to the New York Wind and Grape Foundation, five million people visit New York wineries every year. The industry generates almost $4 billion.

The New York Farm Bureau is pushing for an official designation for a new Adirondack Wine Coast Trail to bring enthusiasts to seven vineyards in Clinton County.

A lot of the credit for New York wines can go to a team of researchers that's doing what you might call "extreme winemaking": Breeding grapes that survive the North Country's frigid winters and still make delicious wine 

North Country Chef Extraordinaire Christian S. Ives and Coyote Moon Vineyards’ Kristina Randazzo Ives, Show off America’s Hottest New Wine Region at New York Wine and Culinary Center


Clayton’s own Coyote Moon Vineyards is teaming up with the New York Wine and Culinary Center of Canandaigua, New York for their “Winemaker, Brew Master, and Guest Chef Series” on Friday, April 19th and Saturday, April 20th, 2013.

Coyote Moon Vineyards Strikes Liquid Gold


Since opening its doors in 2009, Coyote Moon Vineyards’ award-winning wines have been striking gold in competition after competition.  Coyote Moon has quickly earned the reputation as being one of New York State’s most award-winning wineries, winning medals in both national and international competitions.  Recently, Coyote Moon Vineyards’ award-winning wines earned Coyote Moon and the North County well-deserved recognition with impressive wins from across the country.

Award Winning Winery Tucked Away in the North Country


Clayton— When you think of wineries, you might think of Napa Valley, however the North Country is becoming wine country as well.


Phil Randazzo, retired as a business owner of a Fantastic Sam’s franchise in the year 2000. After taking a vacation to Italy with his family, Mr. Randazzo was inspired to make his own wine. So, in 2007 Randazzo planted grapes, simply thinking he would make some wine for family and friends.

Why North Country Wines are on a Rise

by David Sommerstein, in Rochester, NY

I went to New York's biggest wine and grape industry conference in Rochester earlier this month. It's called Viticulture 2013.

I knew next to nothing about New York wines, let alone North Country wines, so I was really surprised to sit down at the big luncheon with hundreds of industry insiders and see that all four featured wines were from northern New York. They were new to the guy sitting next to me, too: John Stires, co-owner of Brooklyn Winery, an urban winery in New York City.

Hearty and hardy thanks for Minnesota food research


As we clear the table from one holiday feast and prepare for New Year’s celebrations, let’s offer another salute to the successful working relationship between Minnesota scientists and local entrepreneurs.

One vivid example comes from Papa George’s food products, based in Stillwater, which has recently expanded from serving lower-fat sausage products and ethnic foods for the Upper Midwest to an international food exporter.

Local vineyard operators and wineries that have taken Minnesota-bred grape varieties and are creating an exciting cold-climate wine industry for Northern states and adjacent provinces of Canada provide another example.