New Yorkers are some of the savviest wine consumers on the planet. We at Edible want to help you make even more informed decisions. So, this year we are a sponsor of a great event designed to get New York produced wines in front of New York wine drinkers. Wineries from Long Island, as well as the Finger Lakes and Niagara Escarpment will be pouring their latest releases and some barrel samples as part of NY Drinks NY, a month long promotion organized by the New York Wine & Grape Foundation at the fabulous Astor Center in New York City on March 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. Early bird tickets for $30 are available until Feb. 1, when they become $40. To include an subscription to Edible, buy a ticket for $50. The list of participating wineries is here.
Jim Tresize, president of the New York Wine & Grape Foundation, told us New York’s $4.8 billion dollar wine industry is growing rapidly with the help of new changes in legislation. “The ability to produce all four farm-based craft beverages — wine, beer, spirits and cider — under one roof stimulates production and diversification by reducing costs and risks.”