The Tasting Panel magazine

October 2014

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14  /  the tasting panel  /  october 2014 Brief Encounters Whether THE TASTING PANEL goes to the brand execs or the brands call us, there is an abundance of news to report, from the latest releases to behind-the-scenes experiences with some of the world's most influential importers, winemakers, distillers . . . well, you name it. We may not have enough pages in each issue to devote as much attention as we would like to each person whose path we cross, but please note that if it's in the publication, we deem it noteworthy —Meridith May, Publisher & Executive Editor THE MESSAGE 14  /  the tasting panel  /  october 2014 B rotherhood Winery, America's Oldest Winery, celebrates its 175th year of harvest this fall. Since its first vintage release in 1839, the Hudson Valley institution has maintained uninterrupted production of its wines each year—surviving the Civil War, two World Wars and even Prohibition—making it the oldest continuously operating winery in the United States. "This milestone not only holds significance for Brotherhood Winery, but also for New York State and the entire U.S. wine industry as a whole," commented Jim Trezise, President of the New York Wine & Grape Foundation. "America is a New World wine producing region, and to be home to an institution that has been making wine for 175 years is of tremendous importance with historical consequence. New York is proud to be the home state of such an organization." For nearly two centuries, Brotherhood has been an integral part of the Washingtonville community: A pioneer of wine tourism, attracting thousands of visitors to the quaint town, as a leader in wine production, it has created countless jobs for the area's residents. "What makes Brotherhood so unique for a New York State winery is the wide range of varietal wines it produces, including Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Riesling and Sparkling," comments Hernan Donoso, President, Brotherhood Winery. "For decades, we have maintained close relationships with grape growers throughout the state, working with them to cultivate and harvest the highest quality fruit." For more information, visit America's Oldest Winery Turns 175

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