Monthly Archives: August 2009

Grilled Fish Taco’s

With Labor Day approaching, I figured this week I would post some of my favorite recipes.  Some of these recipes were featured at Melissa’s Birthday Party a couple of weeks ago.  So in case you missed the party, don’t be … Continue reading

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Chateau Ste. Michelle 2006 Indian Wells Cabernet Sauvgion Short Sip

I am leaving Long Island for the night.  This Cabernet Sauvignon was recommended by fellow wine blogger John Witherspoon over at  I was thinking to myself the other day at work, that I have not had any Cabernet Sauvignon … Continue reading

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Shinn Estate Vineyard 2008 Coalescence

The other night I wanted to test my taste buds to see where they were at.  I have had a throat infection for the past week and have been on antiobodics.  However, during lunch, my wonton soup tasted like wonton … Continue reading

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2009 New York Food and Wine Classic: The Winners Are….

The NY Food and Wine classic is held each year.  It is in it’s 24th year and is organized by the NY Wine and Grape Foundation.  Each year judges blindly pick the best wines of New York.  It is open … Continue reading

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Jason’s Vineyard 2000 Meritage

This week was a bit of a departure from Wine Shop Wander Wednesday.  I have been under the weather with a throat infection and due to the antibiotics, my taste buds are off.  So I did not visit a wine … Continue reading

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Pumphouse Red 2007

A few Wednesday’s ago, I walked into my local wine shop, Ye Old Grape Cellar in Rocky Point, and I went straight to the Long Island section.  Looking around, I saw some new stuff but then I found this, Pumphouse … Continue reading

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Herman J. Wiemer 2006 Dry Riesling

I am no longer a New York State Riesling Virgin.  The other night it was the Mrs., Thai food and this, Herman J. Wiemer Vineyard 2006 Dry Riesling from the Finger Lake Region.  Let me tell you, this wine was grand! … Continue reading

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Vineyard 48 Merlot 2004 Short Sip

This quick sip is Vineyard 48’s Merlot 2004.  I have always liked the red from Vineyard 48, so when I saw this on sale at my local wine shop, I figured let us try them again. Upon opening, there is … Continue reading

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Luce and Vine at Shinn Estate Vineyards

The other night, my wife and I went to Shinn Estate Vineyard for a special dinner prepared by Chef Keith Luce.  There were 32 guests there, some were friends of Keith, some were friends of David Page and Barbara Shinn, … Continue reading

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Yellow + Blue 2007 Malbec

My second installment of Wine Shop Wander Wednesday was a bit of a departure.  I was able to find two wines that caught my attention.  One was from Long Island, the other, this one is from Argentina, San Martin, Mendoza … Continue reading

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Winery Visit at Williamsburg Winery, Williamsburg, VA

On the last day of our family reunion in Colonial Williamsburg, my parents, brothers, my wife and I decided to take a trip to visit Williamsburg Winery, located just off route 199 about 10 minuets from the center of Williamsburg. … Continue reading

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Winery visit at New Kent Winery, Williamsburg, VA.

So today’s blog brings me off Long Island and across the Mason-Dixon Line.  I find myself here in Colonial Williamsburg, VA.  I am here with my family for a reunion.  We arrived on Thursday, and decided, before the rest of … Continue reading

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