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The Westchester Amateur Winemakers Club is looking for guest bloggers to offer their insights about amateur winemaking, industry news, tips and anything that you feel might fit our Blog. If you would like to contribute, please follow the guidelines below.

Email your submissions to Here’s what we’ll need from you:

  • First Name, Last Name
  • Email Address (if it’s different than the one you’re sending from)
  • City and State
  • All relevant links should be indicated (companies, events, etc). If these are not included, we will fill them in to the best of our ability.
  • Any pictures you want included in your post please include in the email, if there are more than 4 – please upload these to Flickr, and send us the URL

Thanks for your blogs!

Westchester Amateur Winemakers Club

6 Responses leave one →
  1. November 8, 2010

    We are big Ron Lanza fans. Last year we visited Ron and had the opportunity to walk through the Rock and Koch vineyard and what a thrill. While we were there, we also had the opportunity to meet Ron’s Dad and brothers

    We have never been closer to the grower as we have been since we started using Ron’s grapes. Also, many kudos to Frank Musto for bringing Ron’s products to the winemakers’ in this region.

    My partner Bob Thomas and I just won “Best in Show” this year’s at M & M’s Annual wine competition with 2007 Lanza (Rock Vineyard) Cabernet Sauvignon grapes and we invite all to stop and chat with us at the awards dinner that will be held on November 19, 2010.

  2. Gene Fiorot permalink*
    November 8, 2010

    Glad you found the Blog. Feel free to comment in the future.

  3. Robert Carozza permalink
    October 8, 2011

    I was lucky to hook up with gene (thanks to big Ern) and crushed the Lanza old vine zin today (they where gorgeous) and with gene’s guidance and an excellent product Im sure to have an awesome wine,, i cant wait to try it! Thanks

  4. Rich Garcia permalink
    December 16, 2011

    @ General Gene – It was great to run in to you today. The blog looks great. Shoot me an email sometime. I’d love to hear what you’ve been up to.

  5. August 24, 2012

    I believe that everyone has a right to differ in their opinions,as far as wine from grapes,verses kits,I think they should be separated at as contest entries they take more knowledge to produce a quality wine,kits on the other hand have a very different market and fit very well it its place, fruit wines have been around as long as there has been winemakers and meads just as long.

    would someday very much like to meet your winemakers and share wines ,we could also do a wine swap fronn my club to yours ,we have done this with Virginia winemakers in the past.

    As far as being desmist from the talk group,I could get much info on that I guess they though they did what was best ,I don’t really know ,tell yule I didn’t know.but back to the main body of the conversation,I have been making wines (all types for 10 years now)have won metals across the country and Im have wine makers in my group who have done the same ,recientyl one of ours won best of show in the wine makers mag.contest,he entered ablended fruit wine outof his ouw making,this year( JOE WANN) I call it (thinking out side the box..we here do a lot of that ,if any of you read my threads (when good wines gone bad)you would see that wine knowleged covers a lot of ground..and it needs to be shared from us who have experience to the new ones just coming into this craft….would like to talk afuther ??

    thank you joe p/////

  6. Michael Fegent permalink
    September 11, 2012


    I am currently doing the WSET 3 course and I am tring to find a report on any type of wine that has been made by a small maker outlining the steps involved, baume levels, etc….
    Any information that was detailed doing the production would be great.


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