A Finger Lakes winemaker is being remembered not only for his wines, but for the impact he had on people around him.

Tim Moore died last week after a battle with cancer, at the age of 51.  He and his wife Diane started Inspire Moore Winery in Naples a dozen years ago.

Kelly Walker / Finger Lakes Public Radio

New York Sen. Chuck Schumer made a stop in the Finger Lakes on Wednesday to push for a change in federal regulations that affect the types of cans that wine can be sold in.

The Senate minority leader gathered with some local winery owners and others involved in the industry at Fox Run Vineyards in Penn Yan.

Up until this year, one of the biggest conferences on wine in the world was held on the west coast, but now, it’s moving to the Finger Lakes. Our guests preview the first-ever FLXcursion and discuss the Finger Lakes’ place in the wine world:

Our Summer of Food Series turns its attention to the most significant competition of the year for New York winemakers: the New York Food & Wine Classic.

We talk to the winemakers behind the Wine of the Year, and the Winery of the Year. Our guests:

The Finger Lakes wine industry is getting ready to celebrate one of its biggest events of the year: the Rose Soiree in Geneva. The event on Linden Street has attracted hundreds of people in the past couple of years, and it puts the focus on a style of wine that has taken a while to gain traction.

We talk to winemakers about the event, the state of the industry, and more.

Nearly ten percent of the Finger Lakes wine industry is now turning to solar power, and that number could grow substantially in the next year. Many winery owners oppose fracking and gas storage in the region; now they're interested in showing that they can power their operations with new technologies.

Our panel explains how it's happening, what it costs, and what's next for solar. Our guests:

Pope Francis To Use Altar Wine Produced Here

Sep 23, 2015

The visit of Pope Francis to New York City brings attention once again to Finger Lakes wine, with help from a small, old, Hemlock Lake winery.

"The leading Kosher brand in America and the leading Catholic brand in America - both in the Finger Lakes - I think that's really a unique story unto itself."

Winemaker Will Ouweleen is referring to a Constellation product and his O-Neh-Da Authentic Sacramental Wine, which will be on the altar when the Pope says mass.

A conversation on the year for the Finger Lakes wine industry. How significant is the fracking decision? Is the region nearing a saturation point for number of operations? How has the region attracted top talent from Europe?  We discuss these topics and more with our guests: