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Welcome back to part 4 of our four-part series on the Finger Lakes wine region. Again I am joined by Richard Rainey, Managing Partner of Forge Cellars. He continues his reign of energy and gives us more information on Seneca Lake (the deepest, largest lake of the Finger Lakes). We will talk about why his wines have certain flavours and what the terroir has offered up. You will learn about a very surprising but amazing food pairing match for Riesling, along with conversations on petrol notes in Riesling, sustainable packaging etc! Enjoy!

If you want to skip ahead:

1.54: Talking about their naked bottles (their bit for sustainability)

5.02: Being included in The Wine Spectators top 100 wines of the year (twice)

6.53: The tough vintage 2018

8.09: The difference between Seneca Lake and the other two main lakes, Cayuga and Keuka.

13.04: The Lieu-dits of Forge Cellars

15.51: Talking about and tasting the Breakneck Creek Riesling 2020 ($26 in the US)

18.02: Petrol/Kerosine flavours in Riesling

22.09: The size of Riesling plantings compared to Other US regions and Canada

24.31: Talking about and tasting the Leidenfrost Riesling 2020 ($26 in the US)

31.35: Food pairings with Riesling and a new one: TINNED FISH

36.46: Coming to visit Forge Cellars

39.13: Actual stats on Rielsing plantings and total plantings for New York State, Finger Lakes and Washington State

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