New York Wines set to parachute over to UK

A range of wines from New York State is heading over to the UK as a result of a new partnership between New York Wines SaRL and distributor Inverarity Morton.

Wines will be available from several producers including Riesling specialist Red Newt Cellars, Brotherhood; America’s oldest winery, Anthony Road; and Thirsty Owl Wine Company. Wines hail from three of New York’s six AVA regions: The Finger Lakes, the Hudson River Valley and Long Island, with grape varieties being predominantly vinifera, including Riesling and Cabernet Franc, with a small number of hybrids such as Diamond and Traminette. 

Fox Run Winery owner, Scott Osborn, said: “The timing is right. We have had such a strong response from international shows and our Finger Lakes appellation is unique. Everyone knows the New York name, and the excitement is there to learn more about our cool climate estate wines.”

On June 7 there will be a masterclass in London hosted by Red Newt Cellars’ winemaker Kelby Russell and Stuart Pigott, exploring the effect of terroir on Riesling and hybrids across the State, as well as an open pour tasting of select New York State wines. For more information register at www.tastenewyorkwines.co.uk. The masterclass is supported by the New York Wine & Grape Foundation.

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