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The Press Deck - 11/6/2019 | Field Notes: New York Wines at The Museum of Modern Art, Terrace Café

Field Notes...

From Paul Brady, Brand Ambassador

Dear Friends,

As you may have seen, the New York Wine & Grape Foundation recently announced that six wines made in New York State are now available by the glass and will be for the foreseeable future, at The Museum of Modern Art at The Carroll and Milton Petrie Terrace Café, a Union Square Hospitality Group (USHG) restaurant.
We were proud to be involved in helping to connect this first listing of homegrown wines with the prestigious New York institution. Now New Yorkers and travelers alike can get a taste of the Empire State’s wine scene at Terrace Café as the restaurant began serving this selection of New York wines on October 21, 2019.
MoMA welcomes more than three million visitors a year, those (21+) will now be able sip distinctive wines from both the Finger Lakes and Long Island regions. The following six New York state wines are now available by the glass at Terrace Café: 
  • Lakewood Vineyards, “Bubbly Candeo”, Finger Lakes, 2018
  • Bridge Lane by Lieb Cellars, Sauvignon Blanc, North Fork, 2018
  • Macari Vineyards Chardonnay, North Fork, 2016
  • Silver Thread Vineyard, “Good Earth White”, Finger Lakes, 2017
  • Keuka Spring Vineyards, Saperavi, Finger Lakes, 2018
  • Paumanok Vineyards, Festival Red, North Fork, 2017
This exciting bespoke project with one of the country’s best-known museums was put into action by Courtney Wieland, Wine Director of The Modern, USHG’s two-Michelin starred restaurant also located within the museum. 
The Foundation’s NY Drinks NY initiative seeks to recruit the NYC wine trade to travel to the various wine grape growing regions throughout the state. Both Wieland and another sommelier from her team were able to participate on such trips this year to Long Island and the Finger Lakes. 
It’s been fantastic to work with USHG restaurants, who have long been champions of New York wines. Courtney and her team put in the hard work and creative energy it takes to choose truly exceptional wine and we’re thrilled New York is being represented so well.
We look forward to visiting the MoMA in the very near future to see the delighted visitors experiencing New York wines. As always, I look forward to working with all of our NY Drinks NY participants and member wineries on creative projects such as this.

Paul Brady, Brand Ambassador

New York Wine & Grape Foundation

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