The Association for Law, Property, and Society’s 10th Annual Meeting
May 16-18, 2019
Hosted at Syracuse University College of Law
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Book your hotel room now. ALPS has a special rate at two hotels. Both are within easy walking distance of the College of Law. The Genesee Grande has offered a rate of $109 per night while space is available in our block; and the Sheraton has a rate of $150 per night for our block. Rooms at these rates are limited. Book your room early.
10th anniversary ALPS Conference in Syracuse, NY and the Finger Lakes.
A highlight at ALPS meetings in the past few years has been the field trip. This year were making an excursion to the Oneida Nation and the Oneida Turning Stone Resort, approximately 45 minutes outside Syracuse.
Joining us will be Oneida Nation President, Ray Halbritter, and several members of the Nation’s legal team, including legal counsel from Washington D.C., Michael Smith, who has worked with the Nation in litigation to the Supreme Court.
We will be departing Syracuse in the early afternoon on Thursday, May 16th, and returning to Syracuse that evening.
This promises to be a fascinating event and we encourage you to arrange your travel to Syracuse so you can join us. More information and a registration form for the field trip are available on the conference webpage. If you are interested, please do sign up.
We are delighted to announce that geographer Nicholas Blomley (Simon Fraser University), whose work has done much to define the field of law & geography, will be giving the keynote address.
Following up on some of the themes and issues raised during the field trip to the Oneida Nation, we are very pleased to announce that a trio of scholars whose work focusses on Indigenous peoples, property, and the law—Professors Kirsten Carpenter (Colorado), Gregory Ablavsky (Standford) and Jessica Shoemaker (Nebraska)—will continue a discussion of the particular property issues that confront Native Americans.
Please plan to join the ALPS community in celebrating 10 years as a scholarly association over dinner on Saturday evening at Skaneateles Lake
Finger Lakes named America’s top wine region in USA Today poll
Updated Aug 31, 2018; Posted Aug 31, 2018
By Don Cazentre
Upstate New Yorkers know and love the Finger Lakes wine region, and now it seems the rest of the country is taking notice, too.
The Finger Lakes was named America’s top wine region in a new nationwide poll conducted by 10Best.com, an affiliate of USA Today. It was one of several polls 10Best announced today ranking “the best of the American wine scene.”
Encompassing 14 counties and 16 major cities, Finger Lakes is one of the most popular destinations in New York and in the entire country. Earlier in the year, Wine Enthusiast named Finger Lakes one of this year’s 10 Best Wine Travel Destinations in the world and last year, the state of New York was honored as the Wine Region of the Year by the same publication. With more than 200 wineries spread across the Finger Lakes area, wine lovers have numerous opportunities to visit world-class wineries and enjoy world-class wine tasting. But it’s not just all about the magnificent wineries and flowing acres of vineyards. With a variety of outstanding lodging, award-winning restaurants, outdoor recreation and attractions, there is so much to see and do for the entire trip. For recommendations for the best wineries, places to stay, places to dine and other notable points of interest, this guide for wine lovers will help make a trip to Finger Lakes an unforgettable experience.
AMERICA’s Best Wine Regions, Ranked by Sommeliers:
… And, while you may very well be thinking about doing some wine tasting on your next vacation, you might not know where to go to get the most wine for your time. Other than, say, wherever they shot that movie Sideways. So to help you out, we asked a panel of seven esteemed wine experts and sommeliers to give us their picks for the best wine regions in the United States to visit. And then we ranked the top 11 based on the number of times they were nominated/how highly they were touted. But first, our panel:
Heath Porter, owner/operator of Uvaggio, one of Miami’s best wine bars
David Boyle, head sommelier at Chandlers Steakhouse (the best steakhouse in Idaho!)
Wes Narron, chief wine ambassador of City Wine Tours in Boston and New York City
Brian Grandison, head sommelier at Hakkasan at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach
Ryan Robinson, sommelier at Ruth’s Chris Steak House
Patrick Olds, sommelier at the Four Seasons St. Louis
Daniel Toral, wine director at 50 Eggs, Inc. restaurant group
#1 Wine Region. Finger Lakes, NY
Must-hit wineries: Get a history lesson at Dr. Frank’s before hitting Ravines or Hermann J. Wiemer
Perhaps we spoke too soon when we named the Finger Lakes the most underrated place in New York. This southern region of the Empire State is like an SEC football team to sommeliers (that is, a powerhouse), except it actually deserves to be in everyone’s top five. “There are a lot of up-and-coming wineries there,” says Toral, “and better restaurants keep opening, as well.” In fact, since the region started blowing up a few years ago, there are now over 100 wineries in the area. And the best part? It hasn’t been overtaken by tourists and developers yet—so there won’t be horrendous crowds to fight when you visit the famous gorges at Watkins Glen State Park in the morning, and then head to the venerable birthplace of East Coast winemaking—Dr. Konstantin Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars—later in the day.
Your Guide to the Finger Lakes, the Most Exciting Wine Region on the East Coast of America (Adam Teeter, Vinepair) Located five hours outside New York City, in the Southern Tier region of New York State, sits the most exciting wine region on the East Coast, the Finger Lakes. While the North Fork of Long Island may receive more attention, due to the region’s proximity to NYC, the Finger Lakes consistently produces world-class wine.