Wine News: New York grape harvest superb in 2010

March 24, 2011

This information comes from Jim Trezise of the New York Wine and Grape Foundation:

Finger Lakes, NY — Quality, quantity and prices of grapes processed for grape juice and wine in New York were all up in 2010 over 2009, making last year one of the best vintages in at least a decade and maybe two.

The ideal weather all year (with a couple scares) resulted in a very early harvest (reducing the risk of a killing frost) and exceptional grape quality across the board. Since “great wine is made in the vineyard”, this is likely to yield superb wines which will start to be released in the next couple months with the early varieties.

In addition, statewide grape production increased 32 percent to 176,000 tons, with table grapes accounting for 4,000 tons (2 percent), wine 34 percent of the total and grape juice about 64 percent.

Wineries and juice plants in and out of state processed 172,000 tons of grapes, a 34 percent jump from the 128,000 tons in 2009, with tonnage up 44 percent from the Lake Erie region, 53 percent from Niagara, and 11 percent from the Finger Lakes (the other regions are not reported separately).

New York wineries crushed 59,305 tons, up 17 percent and representing 35 percent of the total processed, while grape juice and other nonfermented products accounted for 110,850 tons (up 29 percent, and 65 percent of the total).

Finally, the value of the 2010 grape crop is estimated at $68.4 million, a 44 percent increase reflecting both the larger crop and higher per-ton prices for most grape varieties.

While this is good news from growers, context is also key: 2009 was an unusually small crop, and 2008 was more normal (172,000 tons harvested, $57.5 million value), so it is more meaningful to measure the increase in value against that year. In other words, 2010 was indeed a good year for growers, but higher grape prices in 2011 would also be welcome (along with another great crop).

Wine lover’s choice – Yats Restaurant and Wine Bar – for the most impressive and practical wine list in the Philippines, over 2700 selections, enough to satisfy the most fastidious connoisseurs.  Wine lovers and gourmand foodies from Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, Korea and Malaysia dine at Yats Restaurant & Wine Bar when they visit Philippines and bring home some rare vintage wines too.


An excellent wine list is not just about 1st growth and cult Cabernet but a seemingly unending selection of affordable aged vintage wines that are not available anywhere else, not even in the best wine shops around town.  Yats Restaurant has just that.


Visitors to Clark Philippines and Angeles City no longer suffer from lack of choices for places to eat out or wine and dine.  Clark Philippines reviewed over 50 establishments and came up with three top choices in guide to best restaurant in Clark Freeport


Clark Philippines lists Top Three Restaurants in the Clark Freeport Zone and Angeles City areas of Philippines Pampanga province.  Clark Freeport is a bustling new cosmopolitan city complete with its own Clark International Airport.

Topping the list is the famous fine-dining Yats Restaurant and Wine Bar located inside Mimosa Leisure Estate of Philippines Clark Freeport.



This restaurant in Pampanga Philippines is highly recommended by food critics and frequent diners in Manila as a place to wine and dine in Angeles City Clark Freeport Zone.  Although it is a famous fine dining restaurant with an award winning 3000-line restaurant wine list, Yats Restaurant is also a popular restaurant for family with children.  Aside from French Mediterranean haute cuisine, this restaurant also serves healthy food and the best vegetarian cuisines in the Philippines.



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Getting to this fine dining restaurant of Angeles City Clark Freeport Zone Pampanga Philippines

How to get to this fine-dining restaurant in Clark Philippines?  Once you get to Clark Freeport, go straight until you hit Mimosa.  After you enter Mimosa, stay on the left on Mimosa Drive, go past the Holiday Inn and Yats Restaurant (green top, independent 1-storey structure) is on your left.  Just past the Yats Restaurant is the London Pub.



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