Ithacork interviewed by Eating Ithaca podcast!

22 December 2009
By admin
Ithacork interviewed by Eating Ithaca podcast!

I am very excited to draw your attention to an interview I did with Dave from Eating Ithaca. It covers all kinds of topics, from ladybug wine to Wine Spectator’s audience, to finding some amazing Finger Lakes wines! If you want to get a sense of what this blog is really all about… PLEASE...
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Ithacork will rise again!

30 November 2009
By Tom Mansell

Hey gang, I’ve been hiatus for a couple weeks now, and it’s high time I explained myself. I am in the process of converting this ithacork.wordpress.com site into a new-and-improved ithacork.com. Over the holiday season I will be setting up the new WP.org site (which provides SO much more freedom as far as templates/plugins,...
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The soul of Witte

4 November 2009
By Tom Mansell
The soul of Witte

Brewery Ommegang Witte Style: Belgian-style Wheat Ale with Traditional Spices Color (light, amber, or dark): Light ABV: 5.1% Price Point: $7.50/750 mL bottle Closure: Cork with cage. The yeast sediment in the bottom is a clue that this bottle’s carbonation comes from a fermentation in the bottle, thus the need for the extra pressure...
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Hybrid genetics

1 November 2009
By Tom Mansell
Hybrid genetics

An article I wrote for the New York Cork Report is generating some interesting debate. Seems like there are strong opinions on both sides about hybrids. Essentially, the location of a gene contributing to color synthesis in hybrid grapes is located near the gene responsible for the “foxy” (Welch’s grape juice) aroma of labrusca-derived...
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Far above Cayuga wine

29 October 2009
By Tom Mansell
Far above Cayuga wine

Lucas Vineyards Cayuga White 2008 Appellation: Finger Lakes Grape: Cayuga White ABV: 11% RS: 2.4% (wow, it’s been a while since I reviewed a non-dry wine, eh?) Price Point: $9 Closure: Extruded synthetic (boo! If you’re going synthetic, then I much prefer molded to extruded, aesthetically speaking) Technical Notes: Machine-harvested, crushed and destemmed. 19...
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The opposite of Sagan

27 October 2009
By Tom Mansell

This woman is an optometrist. Assumedly, this woman has been through 13 years of education up to high school and 4 years of college, including a year each of chemistry, organic chemistry, biology, higher math, and physics. This woman has been to optometry school for 4 years and certified to practice optometry. Assumedly, patients...
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