Tomasello Winery's Palmaris Outer Coastal Plain Cabernet Franc Reserve is one of the bottles I recommended in a VinePair article on New Jersey wines.
Welcome back to the return of East Coast Wine News. In the past year since I ran my last roundup, the national recognition of wines from the East Coast has increased. It's time to start pulling all the news articles and blog posts about this recognition together on a regular basis. So each Monday, I'll be doing just that.
I'm going to start with one of my own pieces - and once in a while I will throw one in - and then move on to other writers and publications that are taking a look at what's happening in wine on this side of the country.
Over at PennLive, Paul Vigna talks about the opportunity to try NJ's Unionville Vineyards' Counoise, a red Rhone grape. Only 16 cases were produced, and very few wineries in the country bottle it as a single varietal.
Nancy Irelan, the co-owner and winemaker at Red Tail Ridge Winery on Seneca Lake, was named a semifinalist in the wine, spirits and beer producer category in the 2019 James Beard awards, reports Don Cazentre in New York Upstate. (Another East Coast producer, Deirdre Heekin of La Garagista Winery in Bethel, VT was also named.)