Monday, July 27, 2009

Classes on how to start a vineyard and make your own wine in New York

The New York Wine and Grape Foundation newsletter recently profiled
the following home wine making courses -

Ed Kwiek, the owner of Woods Wine-Backyard Vineyard Consulting will soon offer a series of classes at the New York Wine & Culinary Center on how to start and operate a backyard vineyard. The classes include an introductory session followed by Planning and Cost Estimating; Cultivar and Trellis Selection, Pruning and Training; and Harvest, Crush, Fermentation, and Press.

The American Wine Society, a national consumer organization with a focus on home winemaking, is sponsoring a one-day seminar on August 1, 2009 at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Monroe County on Home Winemaking. Ed Kwiek will lead off with the backyard vineyard summary, joined by several active winemakers and Cornell professionals on many aspects of winemaking including a case study on Riesling and Starting a Winery.

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