Saturday, September 6, 2008

NY's Fox Run among world's 100 best

This is one of the items worth sharing from the New York Wine & Grape Foundation weekly e-letter. Congrats to Fox Run.

Fox Run Vineyards on Seneca Lake has been named one of the top 100 wineries in the world by Wine & Spirits magazine, and will celebrate that achievement with a press conference and wine-and-food tasting on Sept. 17 from 1 to 3 p.m. Wine & Spirits editor and publisher Joshua Greene noted that the magazine staff tastes over 9,000 wines a year, with the top 100 wineries selected on the basis of a range of wines that score at the top of their categories. For years, Fox Run has been widely recognized as one of the top quality producers in the Finger Lakes and New York overall, with the hallmark of quality across a broad range of wines. Being in Wine & Spirits’ top 100 is not only a major achievement for Fox Run, but also a great reflection on both the Finger Lakes and New York overall. Congratulations and thanks to the Fox Run team. More information about the event is available by calling Leslie Kroeger at 800.636.9786 or email

Wine books for a rainy (or sunny) day

Deb Harkness, who pours her heart and soul (and writing talent) into the blog Good Wine Under $20 and also writes a column called Serious Grape at Serious Eats, just posted a piece called five must-have wine books. Not only do all of these look like great reads for anyone wanting to learn more about grapes and the nectar they produce, but the string of comments beneath her column add a few more books to the list. I’d add two to her list: Making Sense of Wine by Matt Kramer and The Pleasure of Wine by Gerald Asher.

Sigh. As someone who drives 4 to 5 hours a day, I only have one question pertaining to any of the books on her list: Are any of these available on audiobook?