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Welcome to this four part series of the Finger Lakes, part of the New York State region. This is such an exciting region right now, producing cool climate varieties but also varieties such as Rkatsiteli (from Georgia). I am joined by Fourth Generation Meaghan Frank from Dr Konstantin Frank, and you will learn today how her Great-Grandad shaped this whole region to what we know it as today. You will also learn more about this region and it’s lakes.

If you want to skip ahead:

2.44: Chat with Meaghan

3.19: The incredible story of Konstantin

6.28: What species of vines used to be planted in the Finger Lakes before the 1960’s

8.37: The technique: hilling up

11.50: What does Vitis Labrusa taste like, what does it taste like, and how are they used now

14.36: Why has Riesling become the focus in the Finger Lakes, and comparing to Mosel

16.54: All the different styles of Riesling at Dr Konstantin Frank

18.42: Talking about, and tasting the Dry Riesling 2020 £20

25.22: Why is the Finger Lakes so special?

29.37: The three primary lakes

30.08: More about the Keuka Lake, where the winery is based

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Until next time, Cheers to you!


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