Archives for June 2012

Fourth of July Red, White and Blue Special

Fourth of July Red, White and Blue Special

Get ready for your Fourth of July festivities with our Red, White and Blue wine special. Get a trio of Pleasantly Pomegranate, Crabby Cranberry and Blueberry Blueberry for $28 plus tax! This offer lasts until July 7th.

Lakeland Winery Teams Up with the Alzheimer’s Association of CNY

Lakeland Winery Teams Up with the Alzheimer’s Association of CNY

Lakeland Winery and the Alzheimer’s Association, Central New York are partnering for Summer 2012 to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s disease. Lakeland Winery is donating $2 from every sale of two of our most well-loved wines to the CNY chapter.

From now through September 30, 2012 we’re donating $2 from each sale of the Pleasantly Pomegranate and Wild Blueberry wines. Each wine sells for $12.

The CNY chapter and Lakeland Winery have partnered in the past to raise money for 2011’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Lakeland hosted the chapter’s wine tasting kick-off event last August.

Join Us at the Great NYS Food & Wine Festival!

We’re serving our wines at the Great New York State Wine & Food Festival this weekend, June 15 -17 in Clayton, New York in the Thousand Islands. The festival celebrates made-in-New-York foods and wines, with exhibitors from all over the state.

The all-weekend long event is at the Cerow Recreation Park Arena. Regular admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children.

Hope to see you there!

HOME WINE MAKING CENTERS

NYS BILL NUMBER:S4533

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the agriculture and markets law and the alcoholic beverage control law, in relation to providing that food processing establishments shall include the operation of home wine makers centers

PURPOSE:
The purpose of this bill is to create a regulatory mechanism so that home wine maker centers can be established in this State as they have been established in many other wine producing states such as California, Washington, and Oregon. This bill will facilitate the ability of home wine makers to pool their resources and share equipment and storage facilities to produce quality wine for home consumption as is currently allowed for under federal regulations. The amendments to this “B” print are suggested language changes provided by theFederal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) to ensure that this state bill complies with Federal Law.

June’s Wine of the Month: The Sweet Spot

June’s Wine of the Month: The Sweet Spot

There’s been a renaissance of peanut butter and grape jelly sandwiches in my life. I’ve forgiven those soggy ones for showing up in my school lunch box as a kid. There’s something about those peanut butter and jelly sandwiches that just hit the spot — my sweet spot, that is. I have an enormous, all consuming sweet tooth. It’s the kind of  addiction that makes dentists all over the world fire up their drills.  I scoff when health experts advise to cut sugar out of the diet. That’s not going to happen, especially when our June featured wine is the very sweet, grape jammy treat, the Sweet Spot.

The Sweet Spot, made with Concord grapes, is like the grape-jelly-in-the-peanut-butter-and-jelly-sandwich for grown ups. It’s the adult version of the grape juice drink in your lunch box. Trust me, it’s delicious with a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.