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The Press Deck - 12/20/17 ~ Grant Award ~ Member Visits ~ Policy Alert ~ Grape Research & Reports ~ Wine Competition Entries Due ~ NY in the News

Valerie Ross

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The Press Deck 12/20/17 - Field Notes ~ Grant Award ~ Membership Visits ~ Policy Alert  ~ Grape Research & Reports ~ Wine Competition Entries Due ~ NY in the News 
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Dear Friends,

I wrote about my experiences with "Enotourism" in Argentina a few weeks back, and I also shared that NYWGF submitted for CFA funding through the Market NY Program.  I am proud to share that funding was announced for our proposal last week at  Governor Cuomo's Regional Economic Development Council Awards celebration. The grant funding will allow us  to launch a project next year to uncover proven and effective approaches to generate "Enotourism", develop a visitor profile for NYS wine tourists, and equip NYS wine trails with the tools to attract and grow their wine tourism.  I also wanted to extend congratulations to other CFA award winners from our industry: New York Wine and Culinary Center, Long Island Wine Council, and Busted Grapes Winery.  These projects will be important to further developing and maturing our "Enotourism" offerings in New York.