The best #nywinespotter is the informed #nywinespotter! So with the help of the New York Wine & Grape Foundation, we're going to arm you with info. Each Friday, we're going to put up a #nywine of the weekend, complete with tasting and pairing notes to get you ready to go out wining & dining! First up, the very food friendly Cab Franc...
Take the pledge to look & ask for NY wine when you dine. Put your hand over your corkscrew and repeat after us…
Here's a #WineWednesday #NYWinespotting fact:
NYS grows 51 types of grapes! Here are the TOP TEN according to Appellation America:
Michael Warren Thomas is giving a presentation on the Wine Spotting program this morning at the License to Steal National Wine Marketing Conference in Ohio. Spread the word, Michael!
Wine Spotter Tip: Label 7 Napa Eatery & Bar in Pittsford put NY wine back on their list w/ Hermann J. Weimer Dry Riesling & Fox Run Cab Sauv. Thanks to Carolyn for spotting this one!
Another special shout out! This time to the D & R Depot Restaurant on Lake Street in LeRoy! This quaint restaurant located in a refurbished depot has a 100% NYS Wine List! Great job you guys! And Wine Spotters, go show them some love!
The results are in from the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition! See how your favorite #nywine did!
Do you love local as much as we do? And how about those NY wines? Take the pledge and join our drink local movement!
We want to give a very special shout out to Brown Hound Bistro in Naples, NY for having a 100% NYS wine list! You guys have inspired us to add a new category in Wine Spotting! (Stay tuned...)
North Shore Grill, on the northern tip of Conesus Lake in Lakeville now has 23 NYS wines by the glass on their wine list! And tonight is their customer appreciation night from 6-8 with free local wine and beer tastings if you're in the area!
Rochester's 585 magazine wrote an excellent piece on our movement in their latest issue. Thank you 585!
We are so happy to see that people who review wines for a living are coming around to NY wine! This wine reviewer (who is from NYS) was pleasantly surprised by the quality of NYS wines.
Top NY Wine Spot Sticky Lips Pit BBQ on Culver Road has a mouthwatering Brisket Dip Sandwich. What NY wine would you pair it with?
WELCOME TO NY WINE SPOTTING
NY Wine Spotting is a grassroots movement to get more of our local wines into our local restaurants. Our movement starts in the Finger Lakes Region, one of the top Wine Regions in NYS, with an emphasis on getting more Finger Lakes wines into Rochester restaurants. As we have success in this Region, we are spreading our message and mission across the state helping all NY Wine Regions get their wines into their local restaurants too!
NY Wine Lovers, Become NY Wine Spotters
Take the pledge and get the tools to promote New York Wines every time you go out to eat. Request your favorite New York wines at your favorite local New York restaurants using Drop Cards. Report which local restaurants carry New York wines, and how you enjoyed them with your foods using all of our preset hashtags across our social media channels.Read More
NY Wineries, Rally Your Supporters!
Ask your employees and loyal customers to become NY Wine Spotters! Make yourselves available to go to restaurants for both staff and consumer education tastings. Invite restaurant staff to your wineries for tours and tastings. Work with your distributors to promote your wines when they go these local restaurants.Read More
NY Restaurants, Take the Challenge to Add Local Wines!
We challenge you, our favorite local restaurants, to carry 35% local wines by the glass. Those of you who successfully add these wines to your wine lists become recognized NY Wine Spots, receive a ranking on the list of all of your area’s restaurants, and will be promoted through our social media channels and public relations.Read More