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The Press Deck - 10/23/2019 | Field Notes: NYWGF Annual Membership Campaign
From Julie Purpura Hosbach, Education & Member Services Manager
Julie Purpura Hosbach, Education & Member Services Manager
New York Wine & Grape Foundation
Elevating the Hudson Valley Wine Experience at Milea Estate Vineyard
|Milea Estate Vineyard is a relatively new kid on the block having opened its doors in 2015, but it already has a slew of awards hanging around the necks of its wines. The winery has been an under-the-radar destination for great wine and good times for the past few years, but with its brand new, state-of-the-art tasting room up and running, Milea is reinvigorating the region as the latest must-go destination in Dutchess County. Read more.|
Hunt Country Vineyards Introduces New “Reserve” Line
|Often, people say that the Finger Lakes have really good Rieslings (agreed), but no good reds. Our Rieslings are great, no doubt, but regarding the rest of that statement, I respectfully and completely disagree. We have some great reds and I want the world to know. Cabernet Franc is a grape in the Finger Lakes that deserves major recognition. Read more .|
Veraison to Harvest Update #7
|At week 7 of Veraison to Harvest, 2/3 of our original 89 blocks we sample have been harvested. The weather has shifted, with significant rainfall late in the week. Among the vinifera, most Chardonnay (except a long island and a Niagara block), all Pinot noir (except a Niagara county block), Gruner Veltliner, Lemberger, and Sauvignon blanc have been harvested. All signs point to harvest wrapping up in a week to 10 days. Read more .|
Access to Capital: Food, Beverage, and Agricultural Enterprises
Thursday, October 24, 2019 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM EDT Are you in the food, beverage, or agricultural industry in New York City? On Thursday, October 24th, attend a FREE workshop sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the Department of Agriculture & Markets, Hot Bread Kitchen, SlowMoney NYC, Hana Kitchens, Bronx Cookspace (WHEDCO), the Entrepreneur Space and Brooklyn Small Business Development Center.
Get the inside perspective from experts about:
Lunch will be provided. The event is free but registration is required. Register here.
Last Chance to Register: Inventory Accounting Fundamentals and Best Practices [Webinar]
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT Join us with our Business Associate Member Mengler, Metzger, & Barr led by Tony Sandonato. This course will cover accounting fundamentals for accurately tracking product costs, cost of goods sold, and inventory valuations. The goal is to discuss inventory cost tracking systems for wineries to provide a useful management tool for determining profitability of wine products, while also staying compliant with current tax rules regarding inventory costing. Register here.
Join us for the 2019 EnoCert 202
Monday, November 11, 2019 How are tasting room sales different than bottle shop sales? And how can tasting room staff connect with guests to create the most enjoyable and educational experience? Understanding guests’ interests, motivations, and needs is essential to increasing sales and creating customer loyalty. In EnoCert 202, New York Wine and Grape Foundation’s Education & Member Services Manager, Julie Purpura Hosbach, teams up with the Cornell Enology Extension Lab to teach tasting room personnel how to engage guests in a fun and profitable tasting room experience. Through lectures and collaborative exercises, Julie will show how accepted wine jargon can both help and hurt wine sales, the sometimes surprising factors that influence number of bottles bought, and how to engage guests to create a fun and profitable tasting room experience. Lessons will draw on classic consumer psychology and research specific to New York and regional tasting rooms. EnoCert 202 will be taught on Monday, 11 November in the newly renovated Pilot Plant wing of the Food Research Laboratory at Cornell AgriTech in Geneva, NY, and can be counted as credit for the Cornell Tasting Room Educator certificate. We look forward to seeing you there! Register here.
Year-End Business Check Up for Wineries and Vineyards
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT Join us with out Business Associate Member Mengler, Metzger, & Barr, led by Tony Sandonato. This course will provide guidance on year-end strategies that winery and vineyard owners should focus on in terms of tax planning opportunities and preparation for a smooth tax filing season, best practices for maintain accurate financial records, and ways to maximize a strong financial position heading into the slower winter months. Register here.
Save the Date: U.S. Sustainable Winegrowing Summit East
May 5-6, 2020 North Fork of Long Island, NY
Who: A gathering of regional winery and vineyard associations, engaged grower and vintner leaders, and others committed to the sustainability of their local vineyards, wineries and regions.
What: Learn some of the driving forces behind the increasing interest in sustainable winegrowing. Be inspired with new ideas on how to bring sustainability education and outreach to your region’s vineyards and wineries.
Why: Together we can enhance the sustainability of all U.S. vineyards and wineries and credibly communicate the nationwide commitment to a global audience.