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September 17, 2006 | By Bill Reed INQUIRER ASSISTANT TRAVEL EDITOR
It's harvest time in New York State's Finger Lakes region, so that means there will be grapes galore for making you know what. Oh, you're not a wine connoisseur? Don't uncork a bottle every now and then? Not even an occasional glass with dinner? That's OK, because with all those grapes - and they're expecting a bumper crop - some of the purplish-black Concords will be made into juice, jam, jelly and preserves. And grape pie. What, you never had a slice of grape pie? Never even heard of it?
ENTERTAINMENT
October 17, 2010
I have a weakness for unpronounceable white wines such as Txakoli and Edelzwicker-if only because they give wannabe wine snobs a tongue-twisting pause. So here's another mouthful of consonants that's also worth trying to drink: Rkatsiteli. Pronounced "are-cat-si-telly," this ancient grape from the Republic of Georgia (and once the most common white wine in the Soviet Union) is getting a stellar revival from the Finger Lakes pioneers at Dr. Konstantin Frank. In Eastern Europe, it's used for brandy or fortified wine.
NEWS
September 8, 1996 | By Pamela Monk, FOR THE INQUIRER
A friend of mine who owns, among other things, a sizable display of ancient devices that strip the kernels off corn cobs, was trying to explain to me how she felt about antiques collecting. "I have two glass canning jars, one decorated with the queen, and the other with the gem," she told me. "They came in sets of three, and I need the princess to complete mine. " Her sigh was like that of a big game hunter who in a moment of weakness has allowed a snow leopard to pass by unmolested.
NEWS
June 16, 1991 | By Jean Wallace, Special to The Inquirer
On seeing the Finger Lakes region for the first time, my husband did a double take: "Wow, what a gorgeous area," was his first reaction. And as we drove along, gazing at the dazzling blue lakes and vineyard-studded hills, his second reaction registered: "Where," he demanded to know, "are all the tourists?" And where were the schlocky billboards, the neon-lit motels, the fast-food joints? The Finger Lakes are one of New York State's top three tourist destinations, but you'd never know it from visiting.
NEWS
October 28, 2012
When it comes to white wines, New York - especially the Finger Lakes - makes some of the best in America. But Long Island's North Fork is coming on strong, too, as evidenced by this pinot blanc from Lieb Family Cellars, the 20-year-old pioneer founded by Mark and Kathy Lieb, who decided California's wine country wasn't for them after experiencing an earthquake. It turns out that some of their 62 vineyard acres on the North Fork are ideal for producing a crisp rendition of this Alsatian grape.
TRAVEL
October 21, 2013 | By Hal Smith, For The Inquirer
Small-town Auburn very probably is the oldest tourist destination in central New York, and 2013 is likely to be a banner year for this Finger Lakes gem. Even President Obama, the most notable recent visitor, stayed overnight in August during an upstate bus tour. His itinerary brought droves of reporters to Auburn, which bills itself as "history's hometown. " The city is basking in the reflected glory of two milestones. First, this is the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, which brought the release of Steven Spielberg's Lincoln, featuring Auburn's favorite son, William Seward, who was secretary of state in the Lincoln administration.
SPORTS
October 3, 1989 | This feature was written by Donnat Grillet, Division of Social Studies, District Four, School District of Philadelphia. The graphics were conceived by Donnat Grillet and executed by Daily News staff artist Bruny Roldan. The page was edited by Jerry Carrier of the Daily News
HERE'S NEW YORK 'The Empire State' Key Physical Features: Atlantic Ocean, Long Island, Adirondacks, Catskills, Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, the Finger Lakes, Lake Champlain, Hudson River, Mohawk River, St. Lawrence River. SPOTLIGHT ON NEW YORK CITY 'The Big Apple' New York is the largest city in the United States - about 8 million people. The city is divided into five boroughs: Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Bronx and Richmond (Staten Island). More business is carried on in New York than in any other city on earth!
NEWS
February 28, 1997 | By Thomas H. Matthews and Susan Weidener, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENTS
The warm weather called out to Nathan Swymer on Saturday and, being an avid outdoorsman, the Pennsylvania State University sophomore responded by dragging a rowboat to the shore of Owasco Lake in Upstate New York and shoving off into the early morning silence. It was a ride, his father Stephen said yesterday, he should have never taken. The Exton man's boat cut through the cold water and when he reached the midpoint between the eastern and western shores, where the water can be more than 170 feet deep, something went wrong.
NEWS
September 21, 2014 | By Brielle Urciuoli, Inquirer Staff Writer
"Erasing" state borders, the operators of more than 50 wineries from New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and Pennsylvania teamed up last August to create the Vintage Atlantic Wine Region, an alliance to market the region as a wine destination. The band of grape growers hopes that by coming together, its members can compete more effectively for visitors and their dollars with the better known wine moguls of New York's Finger Lakes region. "The whole idea is to bring people to the area and bring people to the wineries," said Barbara Hamilton Bray Wilde, owner of Cape May's Willow Creek Winery and a member of the consortium.
SPORTS
December 6, 1990 | By Dick Jerardi, Daily News Sports Writer
Rich Orbann, the general manager of Philadelphia Park's successful Center City Off Track Betting site, has resigned his position, effective Jan. 1. Orbann was asked to stay on by Bob Green, president of Greenwood Racing Inc., the new owners of Philadelphia Park. Instead, he has chosen to pursue other opportunities in horse racing, but did agree to stay on until the end of the month. Although it is not official, it is likely that Orbann will surface in a management position at Garden State Park after the first of the year.
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NEWS
September 21, 2014 | By Brielle Urciuoli, Inquirer Staff Writer
"Erasing" state borders, the operators of more than 50 wineries from New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and Pennsylvania teamed up last August to create the Vintage Atlantic Wine Region, an alliance to market the region as a wine destination. The band of grape growers hopes that by coming together, its members can compete more effectively for visitors and their dollars with the better known wine moguls of New York's Finger Lakes region. "The whole idea is to bring people to the area and bring people to the wineries," said Barbara Hamilton Bray Wilde, owner of Cape May's Willow Creek Winery and a member of the consortium.
TRAVEL
October 21, 2013 | By Hal Smith, For The Inquirer
Small-town Auburn very probably is the oldest tourist destination in central New York, and 2013 is likely to be a banner year for this Finger Lakes gem. Even President Obama, the most notable recent visitor, stayed overnight in August during an upstate bus tour. His itinerary brought droves of reporters to Auburn, which bills itself as "history's hometown. " The city is basking in the reflected glory of two milestones. First, this is the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, which brought the release of Steven Spielberg's Lincoln, featuring Auburn's favorite son, William Seward, who was secretary of state in the Lincoln administration.
TRAVEL
October 7, 2013 | By Christa Sywulak-Herr, For The Inquirer
I have a hard enough time compromising on "where/what to eat" with my two boys and husband when we are standing in the middle of the fifth-largest city in the United States, brimming with options. We may have our four differing opinions on what we want to eat, but we all agree good, tasty, healthy food trumps anything else. So it's no surprise that road trips pose a higher degree of difficulty in that process. On a recent nine-hour drive to Toronto, all of our time was spent on state turnpikes and thruways littered with the same fast-food chains that quite literally repulsed us at every turn.
NEWS
October 28, 2012
When it comes to white wines, New York - especially the Finger Lakes - makes some of the best in America. But Long Island's North Fork is coming on strong, too, as evidenced by this pinot blanc from Lieb Family Cellars, the 20-year-old pioneer founded by Mark and Kathy Lieb, who decided California's wine country wasn't for them after experiencing an earthquake. It turns out that some of their 62 vineyard acres on the North Fork are ideal for producing a crisp rendition of this Alsatian grape.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 17, 2010
I have a weakness for unpronounceable white wines such as Txakoli and Edelzwicker-if only because they give wannabe wine snobs a tongue-twisting pause. So here's another mouthful of consonants that's also worth trying to drink: Rkatsiteli. Pronounced "are-cat-si-telly," this ancient grape from the Republic of Georgia (and once the most common white wine in the Soviet Union) is getting a stellar revival from the Finger Lakes pioneers at Dr. Konstantin Frank. In Eastern Europe, it's used for brandy or fortified wine.
NEWS
September 17, 2006 | By Bill Reed INQUIRER ASSISTANT TRAVEL EDITOR
It's harvest time in New York State's Finger Lakes region, so that means there will be grapes galore for making you know what. Oh, you're not a wine connoisseur? Don't uncork a bottle every now and then? Not even an occasional glass with dinner? That's OK, because with all those grapes - and they're expecting a bumper crop - some of the purplish-black Concords will be made into juice, jam, jelly and preserves. And grape pie. What, you never had a slice of grape pie? Never even heard of it?
NEWS
November 21, 2004 | By Jan Hefler INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
It's not Napa Valley, where undulating hills and sips of famous wines can dizzy and delight one's senses. But South Jersey, in all its nondescript flatness, has a growing number of picturesque wineries, where fresh nectar is poured freely for the connoisseur and the curious. Many also offer tours of wine cellars, where fermenting grapes in wooden vats ooze tempting whiffs of their latest varieties. You can now follow "wine trails," outlined on maps that send you from winery to winery for tastings, sometimes over back roads meandering past lakes, woods and farms.
NEWS
February 28, 1997 | By Thomas H. Matthews and Susan Weidener, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENTS
The warm weather called out to Nathan Swymer on Saturday and, being an avid outdoorsman, the Pennsylvania State University sophomore responded by dragging a rowboat to the shore of Owasco Lake in Upstate New York and shoving off into the early morning silence. It was a ride, his father Stephen said yesterday, he should have never taken. The Exton man's boat cut through the cold water and when he reached the midpoint between the eastern and western shores, where the water can be more than 170 feet deep, something went wrong.
NEWS
September 8, 1996 | By Pamela Monk, FOR THE INQUIRER
A friend of mine who owns, among other things, a sizable display of ancient devices that strip the kernels off corn cobs, was trying to explain to me how she felt about antiques collecting. "I have two glass canning jars, one decorated with the queen, and the other with the gem," she told me. "They came in sets of three, and I need the princess to complete mine. " Her sigh was like that of a big game hunter who in a moment of weakness has allowed a snow leopard to pass by unmolested.
NEWS
September 18, 1995 | By Craig LaBan, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
His neighbor's corn has shriveled in the husk from the summer drought, but Eric Miller can barely wait to taste his crop. Miller's grapes - and those of virtually every winemaker in the region - are bursting with intense flavor. From the Finger Lakes in Upstate New York to Tidewater Virginia, the long, hot days and cool nights have created what might become one of the best East Coast vintages ever - if the weather holds out for the next month. "I've been making wines for 25 years, and I've never seen a vintage like this," said Miller, who has owned the Chaddsford Winery, one of 50 wineries in Pennsylvania, since 1982.
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