New York Wineries Lure Korean Buyers Through Virtual Wine Tasting
I've seen plenty of stories on how Asian countries are interested in learning more about the world of wine. But how does a small winery in the U.S. get their name out across the world? In New York they have some help. The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Commerce is holding a virtual wine tasting on April 20 at Marist College in Poughkeepsie. The two-hour live telecast will give six Hudson Valley wineries fifteen minutes each to promote their goods to more than 40 potential buyers in Korea. Meanwhile in Seoul, the buyers will sample the wines and the wineries and buyers will be able to talk to each other. Participating wineries include Brotherhood Winery, Cascade Mountain, Warwick Valley Winery, Clinton Vineyards and Millbrook Winery.The U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea will be with the Korean buyers in Seoul and representatives from the New York State Wine and Grape Industry, U.S. Department of Commerce, Dutchess County Tourism and the Culinary Institute of America will be part of the telecast.