— Holds A Tasting of New York State Wines —

New York, NY, (December 5, 2014) – rating the finest in wines and spirits, has for the first time shined its spotlight on the Wines of New York State. The Fifty Best recently hosted a tasting where recent release Cabernet Francs and Rieslings were evaluated for the distinguished “Best New York State Wine” awards for 2015. is very pleased to announce that Chateau Niagara Winery 2012 Cabernet Franc was awarded a Gold medal. Using professional criteria, the pre-qualified panel of judges blind-tasted the wines and rated them individually on a 1-5 point scoring system, with 5 being the best. After tallying the scores, medals were awarded based on the judges’ impressions. The complete results, along with tasting notes, can be viewed here. is an award-winning online guide to fine living, featuring rated listings from unbiased surveys and proprietary tastings judged by wine/spirits journalists, wine/spirits professionals, sommeliers, retailers, restaurateurs and connoisseurs. Adhering to strict tasting rules and rigorous methodology, achieves the highest standards of spirits evaluation.