they did list the wineries on page 74 with no classification as to "the best
John D. Zuccarino wrote:This post is not meant to offend the wine judges we have on this board. I respect what they do. As long as they enjoy doing it and I would hope they respect my independent thinking.
Ed Draves wrote:John D. Zuccarino wrote:Some disappointment as I'm judging at the International Eastern and was looking forward to some of your wines being there & trying them (it's blind but afterwards, if you save your notes, you can find out what you had).
Bill Buitenhuys wrote:"America's answer to the Mosel" might be a bit of a push.
Care to elaborate?
Bill Buitenhuys wrote:Thomas wrote:Bill,
Care to elaborate?
Sure. NY and Mosel are two very distinctive wine regions that happen to have a large focus on riesling. The analogy used in the article would be the same as saying Napa is the US answer to Bordeaux. Very different regions, very different expressions, with really the only connection being that they are making (argueably) very good wines out of the same varietal(s). A direct comparison of the two is difficult at best.
Secondly, "answer to" implies that something else in on par or even surpasses the other. The Red Sox answer to the Yankees signing ARod was to push hard to get Schilling, for example. Germany produces some of the greatest expression of riesling on the planet. I've yet to see anyone that doesnt have direct ties to NY wineries say that about NY rieslings and the few that I've had have been ok to very good. Again, my opinion, but I don't see it as an answer to Mosel at all.
Thomas wrote: Thanks Bill,
Since I am in the wine business, and I am in the Finger Lakes, I suppose there is no way I will persuade you otherwise. Curious, however, that you claim the following: "I've yet to see anyone that doesn't have direct ties to NY wineries say that about NY rieslings...
Seems to me the quote that elicited your opinion was from someone at WS, not someone in the Finger Lakes wine industry.
I'd be curious to know what it is about FL vs. Germany that is behind your opinion (other than mere 'very good to ok').