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Great Times Behind the Wines

Jul 8, 2022

For this episode, learn about Hazlitt’s newest product: wine seltzers! They are made using the winery's most famous wines and include Red Cat Splash, White Cat Splash, Pink Cat Splash, and Red Cat Dark Splash. Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards Director of Sales and Business Development, Brad Phillips, and winemaker, Tim...


Feb 3, 2022

Bubbly beverages are becoming increasingly popular. They not only glisten beautifully in a glass, but they also provide pleasurable effervescent flavors to any palate. That's why Hazlitt offers bubbly versions of its bestselling wines, Red Cat and White Cat. For this episode, I chat with winemaker Tim Benedict about...


Secrets to Growing and Making a Stellar Finger Lakes Sauvignon Blanc

Oct 15, 2021

Sauvignon Blanc or Sauv Blanc is one of the most popular white wines in the world. It is known for its herbal qualities and distinct acidity. While you can find it growing nearly anywhere around the world, Sauv Blanc from the Finger Lakes is known for some unique characteristics. Hazlitt Vinifera Winemaker Michael Reidy...


Jun 23, 2021

Riesling has become one of the most popular vinifera grapes in the Finger Lakes. The term "vinifera" means it is a varietal of European origin. It’s believed the grape dates back to around 1435 and was first cultivated in Germany, where it is likely native to the country’s  Rhine Valley. 

So how did this varietal,...


Apr 28, 2021

In this episode, Hazlitt's highly-regarded Vineyard Manager John Santos discusses current environmental challenges involved in growing grapes for a Finger Lakes winery—and innovative ways of making it more ecologically and economically viable. These methods include:
  1. Implementing the use of cover crops
  2. Using compost...