New York wine makers vie with France's top Merlot producers

By Leslie Gevirtz NEW YORK (Reuters) – Long Island wineries are smaller, younger and have less experience than their French counterparts, but some local vintners think the Merlot wines they produce compare favorably with those made in Bordeaux. John Leo, of Long Island’s Clovis Point vineyards, thinks the island's best Merlots are as good as those from France. "When we think of Bordeaux wines …

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Two-day celebration to mark opening of Flight of Five

LOCKPORT – The restoration of two of the five original Erie Canal locks to working order will be marked with a two-day celebration Oct. 3 and 4. Mayor Anne E. McCaffrey and Brian U. Stratton, director of the state Canal Corp., talked about the plans at a news conference at the locks today.

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New York wine makers vie with France's top Merlot producers

By Leslie Gevirtz NEW YORK (Reuters) – Long Island wineries are smaller, younger and have less experience than their French counterparts, but some local vintners think the Merlot wines they produce compare favorably with those made in Bordeaux. John Leo, of Long Island’s Clovis Point vineyards, thinks the island's best Merlots are as good as those from France. "When we think of Bordeaux wines …

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