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Governor Cuomo Rides on FitzLimo

on Nov 14th, 2013

August 19th 2013 Governor Andrew M. Cuomo hired five Motor Coach buses from FitzLimo. He rode on four of the five buses throughout the day while giving speeches to his guests. We at FitzLimo were honored to have him as a guest on board our different buses. Prior to the trip his staff performed an inspection of our operations & drivers to ensure quality control. We are happy to report that his staff found us to be a reliable, safe, in full compliance and a professional service! We look forward to his next visit.

Dr. Frank 2010 Dry Riesling Featured on the Today Show

on Nov 14th, 2013

Cakes, pickles and the next great grub city: Top food Trends for 2012
http://bites.today.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/12/29/9796260-cakes-pickles-and-the-next-great-grub-city-top-food-trends-for-2012

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

Dr. Frank 2010 Gewurztraminer Reserve Wins "Best White Wine"

on Nov 14th, 2013

At the recent San Francisco Chronicle Competition in Cloverdale, Calif., Dr. Frank’s 2010 Gewürztraminer Reserve was awarded one of the top honors, “Best White Wine.” http://www.fltimes.com/news/business/article_9e500af2-483e-11e1-9df0-001871e3ce6c.html

USA Today--10 great places to experience the simple life

on Nov 14th, 2013

Finger Lakes, N.Y.
http://content.usatoday.com/topics/topic/Places,+Geography/Bodies+of+water/Finger+Lakes

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: http://travel.usatoday.com/destinations/10great/story/2011-11-10/10-great-places-to-experience-the-simple-life/51159662/1?loc=interstitialskip

Study: Climate change to impact where wine grapes can grow

on Nov 14th, 2013

Warming overall has meant that areas not generally associated with wine are becoming bigger players in the industry. Among them, the Finger Lakes Wine region. http://www.usatoday.com/weather/climate/story/2011-10-06/climate-change-could-impact-wine-growing-regions/50682188/1

Pop a cork with a New York state of mind

on Nov 14th, 2013

The wine universe is growing and changing, and today New York regularly tangles with Washington state in a two-coast tussle to maintain the No. 2 spot behind California for domestic wine production. http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/food/story/2011-11-06/new-york-wine-production/51073208/1

Cayuga Lake Byway is for lovers of history, art, and wine

on Nov 14th, 2013

The scenic 100-mile drive around Cayuga Lake in New York State’s Finger Lakes includes nature, historical sites, art, and wineries plus stunning views of the lake at every turn. What’s not to love? http://www.examiner.com/destinations-travel-in-national/cayuga-lake-byway-is-for-lovers-of-history-art-and-wine

Veggin' Out in Finger Lakes Wine Country

on Nov 14th, 2013

Looking for fall colors, lovely landscapes, and vegan food and wine? New York's Finger Lakes region offers rolling hills filled with green grapevines, yellow wildflowers, red cardinals, roadside stands, u-pick fields, brilliantly colored trees, storybook blue skies with powder-puff clouds, and silver-rippled glacier-carved lakes. http://prime.peta.org/2010/10/veggin-out-in-finger-lakes-wine-country

Recommended New York wines from the Washington Post

on Nov 14th, 2013

Here are some of the best New York wines available in the Washington DC area:

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.

The Washington Post discovers "New York's growing empire"

on Nov 14th, 2013

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

White Springs Riesling one of "America's 12 Best Wine Buys"

on Nov 14th, 2013

The objective: to find the 12 best wine buys in America. The word went out. Send your proudest wines for a landmark tasting led by Hugh Johnson, the world’s best-selling wine writer. Smart looking bottles arrived from California, Oregon, Washington and beyond. Over 800 wines were tasted blind (no peeking) to ensure impartiality. After three long days of swirling, sipping and fierce debate, 12 wines emerged triumphant. The winning winemakers, from Napa Cabernet master Gerry Rowland to New York Riesling ace Derek Wilber, are delighted to see their wines make this exclusive collection. So they’re offering them at a special low price. In this spirit, we’ve reduced the cost further, so you pay just $16.67 a winning bottle.

Order now and judge for yourself: http://www.wsjwine.com/wine_mixed_details.aspx?id=M0107508

A FInger Lakes Riesling is selected "America's 12 Best Wine Buys" by the Wall Street Journal WSJ

on Nov 14th, 2013

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/

Finger Lakes wines reach China market

on Nov 14th, 2013

The Daily Messenger reports that the Finger Lakes wines have reached the China market, which means major expansion of the export program for New York wines, as exports so far have focused on eastern Canada and the United Kingdom. http://www.mpnnow.com/business/x534844255/Finger-Lakes-wines-reach-China-market

Media Coverage of the Finger Lakes

on Nov 14th, 2013

The Finger Lakes are fantastic…and more and more people are learning about what we have to offer thanks to the press the region has received lately! Here are just a few recent media articles…

‘Grape Lakes’ offer excellent autumn fishing
http://www.oneidadispatch.com/articles/2010/09/30/sports/doc4ca5559a7bff9574943259.txt
Oneida Daily Dispatch
September 30, 2010

Where leaves fall beautifully
http://www.philly.com/philly/travel/20100926_Where_leaves_fall_beautifully.html
Philadelphia Inquirer
September 26, 2010

Road Trip: New York’s Finger Lakes
http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/road-trips/finger-lakes-new-york-road-trip/
National Geographic: Drives of a Lifetime
September 2010

Finger Lakes, New York: Wine tours explore nature’s handprint
Finger Lakes, New York: flights, hotels, and restaurants
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/northamerica/usa/newyork/8013212/Finger-Lakes-New-York-flights-hotels-and-restaurants.html
Both from Telegraph in the UK
September 20, 2010

Slow Ride: American Tours on Two Wheels
http://www.imbibemagazine.com/Wine-Bike-Tours
Imbibe Magazine
September/October 2010

New York State of Wine
http://www.budgettravel.com/bt-dyn/content/article/2010/09/08/AR2010090807368.html
Budget Travel
October 2010

New York beyond the Big Apple
http://blogs.nationalgeographic.com/blogs/intelligenttravel/2010/09/new-york-beyond-the-big-apple.html
National Geographic Traveler Blog: Intelligent Travel
September 9, 2010

Spirits and Spooks: Haunted Places in the Finger Lakes
http://thefamilyvacationist.blogspot.com/2010/09/spirits-and-spooks-haunted-places-in.html
Family Travel Forum
September 7, 2010

Budget Travel magazine’s readers rated the Finger Lakes “the world’s most beautiful wine region”

on Nov 14th, 2013

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 http://www.budgettravel.com/bt-dyn/content/article/2010/09/08/AR2010090807368.html

Never mind Napa, Come to the Finger Lakes!

on Nov 14th, 2013

USA Today Features the Finger Lakes

on Nov 14th, 2013

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

Finger Lakes Voted #1

on Nov 14th, 2013

The Finger Lakes were voted the #1 Top Lakeside Retreat by Shermans Travel Editorial Staff in 2009! Shermans Travel, LLC is a leading publisher of top travel deals and destination advice.

Read more at http://www.shermanstravel.com/top_tens/Lakeside_Retreats/Finger_Lakes

Benefits of Using Bio-Diesel Fuel

on Nov 14th, 2013

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!

Sustainablity Award presented to FitzGerald Brother's Co.

on Nov 14th, 2013

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.

Bio-Fuel Blends

on Nov 14th, 2013

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.