Red Feet Wine Market: New Finger Lakes Arrivals to Get Excited About

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This week in continuation of our writing on emerging winemakers, we’d like to acquaint you with Christopher Bates of Element Winery and one of the varieties that he embraces – Pinot Noir.

Christopher is a winemaker decorated with several distinctions, including Master Sommelier (one of only 230 in the world!), Certified Wine Educator, Certified Specialist of Spirits, and a variety of “Best Sommelier” titles. Raised in the Finger Lakes, he’s a an industry celebrity who returned to his backyard to invest in the region’s food and wine scene.

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