Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Not a wino...

I had quite a few emails asking about the local NY wineries. One reader politely asked me how much wine I drink!
My name is Patti and NO I am not a "wino"!
But yes, I certainly do sample when we go to the wineries....and I like to have a glass now and then, especially when the house is full of family and friends.
The Finger Lakes in NY were formed at the end of the ice age by glaciers (I don't know how, but it happened). The weather in this area is perfect for growing grapes, hence the gazillion wineries (well that might be a slight exageration, but there are over 65 in the area). You can see by the map that Syracuse, where I live, (actually the south-west shore of Oneida Lake) is not far from the Finger Lake region - so it's a short drive!
New Yorkers take wine tours to celebrate birthdays, bachelor/bachelorette parties, and numerous other events by limos, buses or by car and caravans. Some are connoisseurs, some are just there to learn about wine, some for the thrill and there are a few that never remember the tour!
So, no need to call in the "A.A.troops". I don't drink it often, but I would love to see if we could grow a little vineyard in our backyard - then we could have "stomping parties" and make our own wine!!
I think I will pour a glass of wine and think about it!

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Patti @ Pandoras Box
Patti @ Pandoras Box

I live in central NY and I am a retired family and consumer science teacher. I enjoy all types of crafting, decorating and cooking


  1. Ha ha! Your post made me giggle here! And no I am not a wino either. I like to drink it every now and then too.:D *big smile* Beautiful photos of grapes.
    Have a great evening.

  2. This was a very informative post. I had no idea that that region was perfect for grape growing and had so many wineries. I like to kid you about the wine tours and I would never call in the AA Troops. They would have to take me in first :)

  3. I say we both should enjoy some wine while I enjoy your blog!
    Happy Outdoor Wednesday
    hugs from Savannah, Cherry

  4. The wineries sound wonderful! I've never been to that area, but have always been enchanted by the gorgeous pictures I've seen.

  5. I enjoy your posts about the wineries. Would love to go on a wine tasting tour - have not been on one in a while. Wine/small plates - Yum! :D
    Hope you are having a great week.

  6. I don't do the wine but would love to visit a grape vineyard, we have a few concord plants growing & they make the best jelly

  7. This is fascinating! I am sure it's a lot of fun and very beautiful!