Sustainablity Award presented to FitzGerald Brother's Co.
on Jul 28 at 6:34 p.m. EDT
The Sustainable Tomkins Board of Directors recognizes "FITZGERALD BROTHERS Bus & Limo Co." as a company showing signs of Sustainablity in 2008 for using Bio-Fuel in its Tour Busses.
on Jul 28 at 6:31 p.m. EDT
Soy Bean Oil or Waste Animal Fat Bio Fuel? Soy Bean is a better grade.
Smells Like a Chicken Barbque as the vehicle goes down the road.
Benefits of Using Bio-Diesel Fuel
on May 18 at 4:52 p.m. EDT
We here at FitzGerald Brother’s Transportation are proud to be able to say our fleet of vehicles runs on bio-diesel. As you can see from our website, our use of biodiesel is just one of our many steps taken to improve the environment. But many people might be wondering “what’s so special about biodiesel?” Well for starters, even basic diesel engines are more fuel efficient than gasoline engines. A gallon of gasoline only has 85% of the energy of a gallon of diesel, so a diesel engine can travel farther on less fuel. A diesel engine also lasts longer than a gasoline engine, reducing the amount of raw materials to maintain a vehicle. However, both basic gasoline and diesels engines have the same problem; they cause pollution (and lots of it!). Whether it is carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, or just plain old smoke, there’s no denying that most engines aren’t too good for our environment. Since our entire business is founded on the operation of vehicles every day, we felt that it was our duty to do as much as we could to prevent pollution. With that goal in mind, we decided to switch our vehicles over to clean biodiesel; to better serve the environment and better serve you.
With all the talk of “global warming” and “greenhouse gases” these days, there has been a huge focus on reducing emissions. Our use of biodiesel does just that. A lifecycle analysis of biodiesel funded by the U.S. Department of Energy found that pure biodiesel decreased emissions by more than 75% over regular diesel. If you’re wondering, a lifecycle analysis is a study of the environmental impact of a product over its lifetime, starting at its production and ending with its disposal. In its production stage, biodiesel even results in at least 4 times the energy it took to make it. Not only is biodiesel better for the environment, it is also safer! Since biodiesel is made from organic materials, it is completely nontoxic, and it is also biodegradable. Even more, it is much less combustible than regular gasoline. As such, biodiesel is one of the cleanest and safest fuel types to transport and store.
Biodiesel is good for the environment, but it is also good for the economy. We don’t need to rely on foreign fuel deposits for our biodiesel; we can get it in our own backyard! Our biodiesel is produced in America, and biodiesel provides more than 50,000 Americans with jobs. The biodiesel doesn’t have as far to travel to get to us, which again helps to reduce pollution caused by transport of conventional fuel.
There are many environmental benefits to using biodiesel, and FitzGerald Brother’s Transportation is proud to do its part in helping the environment. There’s one last thing to mention about biodiesel: the delicious smell! If you catch a whiff of summer barbecue, there’s a good chance you really smell our biodiesel. So happy sniffing, and we hope you enjoy your time with our “green clean” fleet of vehicles!
Finger Lakes Voted #1
on Jun 09 at 8:11 p.m. EDT
USA Today Features the Finger Lakes
on Jul 16 at 8:29 a.m. EDT
We know the Finger Lakes region is amazing and it's catching on!! Check it out: http://www.usatoday.com/travel/destinations/secondhomes/2010-07-15-new-york-finger-lakes_N.htm
Never mind Napa, Come to the Finger Lakes!
on Sep 08 at 4:30 p.m. EDT
Grape harvest starts early in Finger Lakes
on Sep 08 at 4:34 p.m. EDT
Media Coverage of the Finger Lakes
on Oct 09 at 10:47 a.m. EDT
‘Grape Lakes’ offer excellent autumn fishing
Oneida Daily Dispatch
September 30, 2010
Where leaves fall beautifully
September 26, 2010
Road Trip: New York’s Finger Lakes
National Geographic: Drives of a Lifetime
Finger Lakes, New York: Wine tours explore nature’s handprint
Finger Lakes, New York: flights, hotels, and restaurants
Both from Telegraph in the UK
September 20, 2010
Slow Ride: American Tours on Two Wheels
New York State of Wine
New York beyond the Big Apple
National Geographic Traveler Blog: Intelligent Travel
September 9, 2010
Spirits and Spooks: Haunted Places in the Finger Lakes
Family Travel Forum
September 7, 2010
Finger Lakes wines reach China market
on Nov 17 at 12:04 p.m. EST
A FInger Lakes Riesling is selected "America's 12 Best Wine Buys" by the Wall Street Journal WSJ
on Nov 17 at 12:09 p.m. EST
White Springs' 2007 Riesling and 2008 Riesling have been chosen by the Wall Street Journal for inclusion in their 2010 Annual Dozen. Due to the volume of wine necessary to provide the WSJ, White Springs Winery no longer has the 2007 available. The 2008 will be a limited release that will be out in the fall. For an online coupon, please visit:http://www.whitespringswinery.com/
White Springs Riesling one of "America's 12 Best Wine Buys"
on Nov 17 at 12:20 p.m. EST
The Washington Post discovers "New York's growing empire"
on Nov 17 at 12:27 p.m. EST
More New York wines are available in the Washington area than ever before. That demonstrates the growth of regional wine production in all 50 states, as more-established regions gain reputations for quality and make inroads in distribution channels. New York vino is no longer a novelty to bring home from family trips up north. This is an exciting development for a number of reasons. First, and most simply, it gives us another wine region to explore in depth.http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/09/27/AR2010092706270.html
Recommended New York wines from the Washington Post
on Nov 17 at 12:32 p.m. EST
Hermann J. Wiemer Dry Riesling, 2008
This is a classically styled Riesling with a rich, oily mouth feel, zesty lime flavors and impressive complexity. Available primarily in restaurants.
Dr. Konstantin Frank Dry Riesling, 2008
It begins as racy and full-bodied, and then the structure emerges and takes control. Excellent wine from the pioneers of European vinifera grape varieties in New York.
Veggin' Out in Finger Lakes Wine Country
on Nov 17 at 12:35 p.m. EST
Finger Lakes Wines
on Sep 08 at 4:35 p.m. EDT
Budget Travel magazine’s readers rated the Finger Lakes “the world’s most beautiful wine region”
on Sep 25 at 10:12 a.m. EDT
Budget Travel magazine’s readers rated the Finger Lakes “the world’s most beautiful wine region” ahead of more famous areas like France’s Loire Valley, Italy’s Piedmont, and Napa Valley. The “New York State of Wine” article by Ryan Bradley started with a subhead, “Unpretentious and low-key, the Finger Lakes are the rare wine region that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Which is why you should.” The magazine’s September 20 debut on newsstands was perfectly timed for the harvest season now in full swing. Check it out at
Cayuga Lake Byway is for lovers of history, art, and wine
on Dec 20 at 10:39 a.m. EST
Pop a cork with a New York state of mind
on Nov 16 at 2:54 p.m. EST
Study: Climate change to impact where wine grapes can grow
on Nov 16 at 2:59 p.m. EST
Dr. Frank 2010 Gewurztraminer Reserve Wins "Best White Wine"
on Jan 31 at 12:02 p.m. EST
Dr. Frank 2010 Dry Riesling Featured on the Today Show
on Jan 31 at 12:08 p.m. EST
All the success of California wines has left little room in the conversation for the wines of the rest of America. In 2012, that’s going to change. The wine-growing and wine-making regions of Virginia, North Carolina, the north shore of Long Island and the Finger Lakes in upstate New York are coming into their own and creating wines that are, in certain cases, just as good as wines coming out of California. To wit: the exquisite Dr. Frank’s Riesling from the Finger Lakes region is a fruity, floral delight
USA Today--10 great places to experience the simple life
on Nov 16 at 3:03 p.m. EST
Finger Lakes, N.Y.For an up-close and intimate shore-side getaway, van Ogtrop likes the Finger Lakes region. "Of the 11 glacial lakes clustered there, Y-shaped Keuka is said to be the prettiest, and the adjacent state park offers hiking, boating, fishing, and views of the rolling, vineyard-dotted hills," she says.
10 great places to experience the simple life