"All grapes have an affection for gravel, slate or stony soils as all the preferred acres are so infertile and stony that a corn farmer would not even take them as a gift," notes Jeff Cox in his book From Vine to Wine - A complete Guide to Growing Grapes where he discusses the latitudes and altitudes for growing grapes. Is one plot of land so much different from another? The French word Terroir has no direct translation in English, but is defined as the complete natural envi
Is one plot of land so much different from another? A lack of understanding has created a wedge with the information gap open between Old World and New World acceptance of the concept of terroir. The question of Terroir posed in the wine industry is: "What are the most important components with 'Place' being the major factor for specific varieties of wine grapes." A Sense of Place - Discovering the Finger Lakes by Christopher Missick describes the brief history of hte region
There has been an air of excitement for the many customers who routinely visit the Perinton Wegman's location near Pittsford-Palmyra Road and Mosley Road, (Route 31 and 250). The building expansion project has been nearing completion. The inconvenience experienced for months is fading, as the new sections fill with expanded options. something new within the Perinton Wegman's store addition is a full service bar called 'The Pub' now open to the public.
There are many wine competitions that occur throughout the calendar year that attract top wines from around the world, but one has captured the hearts and souls of volunteers and wine judges in this area. The actual judging of the competition is a wrap and a huge sucess by every measurement possible. 73 judges from over 20 countries gathering in Rochester at the Holiday Inn Downtown to review and evaluate the 3,824 entries from 916 wineries comprising all 50 United States, 6