Saturday, November 19, 2016

College plans 7-9 wines in spring

FLCC Viniculture and Wine Center
Finger Lakes Community College's fledgling viticulture program earned plaudits in August when its 2015 student-made Gather Dry Riesling won Best Limited Production Wine at the New York Wine & Food Classic competition.

Students plan to bottle seven to nine varieties of wine next spring made from grapes grown at the school's Finger Lakes CC Viticulture and Wine Center in Geneva. And, they plan to ramp up their wines' images with specially designed labels.

FLCC graphic design students will unveil their proposed labels for next year’s college wines at the Viticulture and Wine Center on December 1. A representative of Niagara Label, the Erie County company that donates its services to make the labels, will discuss the printing process at the free public event.

The college's viticulture program has more than 20 tanks of 10 types of wine in the center's cellar, including Riesling, Cabernet Franc, Lemberger, Chardonnay, Cayuga White and Marquette. Finger Lakes Community College has a winery license to produce a commercial product.

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