Episode #316 – News from the Finger Lakes Wine Battle Grounds

An update on the ongoing threat to the people, environment and wines of the Finger Lakes.

John Ingle, Owner/Grower of Heron Hill Winery

John Ingle, Owner/Grower of Heron Hill Winery

We’ve been covering the very tense state of affairs in the Finger Lakes wine region of New York, where a company from outside the state is poised to store an unprecedented amount of liquid natural gas in abandon salt caves beneath the incredibly beautiful Seneca Lake.
This kind of gas storage has an exceedingly bad track record when it comes to safety and the threat to both the wine industry and residents of the area is very real to those who are determined to keep the region safe.
On this week’s show you’ll get an update from John Engle of Heron Hill Winery; one of the biggest names in the Finger Lakes region.  John is a dear friend of Grape Encounters Radio and he gives us the scoop on the effort to stop the storage of fracked gas, this year’s harvest and much more.

Gavin Chanin of Chanin Wines

Gavin Chanin of Chanin Wines

Then, David introduces listeners to Gavin Chanin who, at just 29 years old, brings a depth of experience to his winemaking that even veterans would envy.  Gavin was named one of Forbes’ “30 under 30” in 2011, a “winemaker to watch” by San Francisco Chronicle in 2012, one of Food & Wine’s “winemakers of the year” in 2012, and was featured in Wine Enthusiast magazine’s “40 under 40” tastemakers in the wine industry for 2013. A recent article in Wine & Spirits called Gavin a leader in “the shape of Chardonnays to come.” And this week, he joins David on Grape Encounters Radio. Don’t miss it!

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