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The Press Deck 3-7-18 ~ New Mission, New Goals ~ Governor Urges Combo Craft License ~ Concord Grape Research ~ NY Vintners Urged to Pop a Cork
The Press Deck ~ 3/7/18
Field Notes: New Mission, New Goals ~ Governor Urges Combo Craft License ~ Concord Grape Research ~ NY Vintners Urged to Pop a Cork
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- The foundation will develop contemporary and coherent strategies that support the execution of effective statewide and regional branding.
- We will become a member-driven organization which strives to improve the retention, engagement, development, growth and service to our constituents. This will lead to a secure sustainable funding model.
- We will advance the image of NY grape and wine products through engagement with market makers, influencers and consumers.
- We will continue to be the standard-bearer of the farm based beverage movement through the development of alliances and partnerships in order to improve the policy and regulatory climate.
- We will help facilitate efforts of regional organizations to develop and achieve their objectives.
- We will lead the development and funding of viticulture, enology and marketing research programs that will attract public and private resources.
- We will develop and execute a communication strategy that addresses the specific needs of our constituent groups
- We will advocate for responsible environmental, agricultural and social practices that ensure the long term viability of the New York grape and wine industries.
I also encourage you to listen to the 2/26/18 Program of Evan Dawson's Connections show on WXXI in Rochester. Evan interviews NY wine and grape industry leaders Anna Katharine Mansfield, Hans Walter-Peterson, Dave Wiemann, and Kelby Russell. They discuss sparkling wines, the effects of climate change, and if the Finger Lakes has hit a saturation point in the number of wineries. You can download this episode as a podcast from iTunes.
Sam Filler, Executive Director