Re: CA Wine in NY (was "TW" reefer designation)


Dave & Libby Nelson <muskoka@...>
 

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Jeff writes in defense of NY state wine:

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that are known for producing good, award-winning wines
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FWIW, within the wine industry it is normal practice to hold the threshold
for issuing an award down at the level of getting the liquid into the
bottle. The Orange County fair for instance, used to have over 1000 wines
present and the wines that did not receive at least a bronze medal award
could be counted on one hand [shudder].

As for freight car content, I am reminded of something in a Farrington book
about wine grapes being shipped to NY vinters, ca. late 40's. Hungarian
Tokays. Why would one ship the grapes and not just the juice?


Dave Nelson

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