Monthly Archives: September 2009

Raphael 2007 Cabernet Franc

I was finally getting to an appointment that I was suppose to visit in August, but as we all know too well,  the summer sometimes get the best of us. I was finally able to set a date with Melissa … Continue reading

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Waters Crest 2006 Cabernet Franc Estate Reserve

Waters Crest Winery was profiled last week on my blog.  You can read more about them here. This Cabernet Franc is from their 2006 vintage.  I purchased this wine when I was there for a visit, this was a possible selection … Continue reading

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Shinn Estate Vineyards 2006 Cabernet Franc

The first tasting in this “Franc’ly I Give a Damn” week is from Shinn Estate Vineyards.  This is their 2006 Cabernet Franc.  This year was not the greatest on Long Island for red wine.  It was rather cool and damp, … Continue reading

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Cabernet Franc Week Preview

This week on, I have decided to profile one of, if not my favorite grapes.  Cabernet Franc. Cabernet Franc is one of the major varietals in the world.  It is used when blending the Bordeaux style wine along with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. … Continue reading

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Waters Crest 2006 Merlot

This was going to be my post for Wine Blogging Wednesday.  But I was so addicted to the aroma, taste and process of Waters Crest Night Watch, that I just had to post that wine first.  This Merlot was so god that … Continue reading

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Wine Blogging Wednesday #61 “At the Source”: Waters Crest Winery Late Harvest 2007 Night Watch

When we were presented with this Wine Blogging Wednesday idea, “At the Source”, by the founder, Lenn Thompson from The New York Cork Report, we were to go and pick a vineyard or winery, drink a wine the with the winemaker … Continue reading

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Winery Visit at Waters Crest Winery

For those of you who are home cellar winemakers thinking of making it big, then I have met your idol. Jim Waters is the proprietor and winemaker at Waters Crest Winery.  He has been doing this for many years.  He went from award-winning home … Continue reading

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Diliberto Winery 2004 Cantina “Music Under the Stars”

On our Anniversary weekend, Melissa and I were looking to do something on Friday night.  I knew that Diliberto Winery in Jamesport had “Music under the Stars”.  Diliberto Winery pours the wine, you bring the food.  So, Melissa packed a … Continue reading

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Duck Walk 2007 Late Harvest Gewürztraminer

This was a special bottle for a few reasons.  First, Gewürztraminer is a wine that Melissa and I love alot.  Second, I knew I was going to prepare a desert for our anniversary and I wanted a nice wine to … Continue reading

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Shinn Estate Vineyards NV Brut Quick Sip

This bubbly from Shinn Estate Vineyards was served at our wedding.  We were very happy when we booked with Barbara and David because they were going to release their own Method de Champagne.  This, believe it or not was very … Continue reading

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One Year Ago

It was one year ago, that I said “I do”. It was one year ago, that my dreams came true. It was one year ago, we danced into the night It was one year ago, our love was so right … Continue reading

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Labor Day Weekend out at the Wineries

Here are a few happenings out at some of the wineries this weekend: Jamesport Vineyards Join us this weekend for delicious wine, live music and our famous oyster bar!! Saturday September 5th- Live music by Inner Sleeve (60’s and 70’s … Continue reading

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Paumanok Vineyards Festival Red 2007

This week’s edition of Wine shop Wander Wednesday brings us to a new 2007 red wine release, Paumanok Vineyards 2007 Festival Red.  The vintages that were of the red grape from 2007 will be memorable and will be a bench … Continue reading

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Dr. Konstantin Frank Semi Dry Riesling 2006 Quick Sip

This is a semi dry Riesling from Dr. Konstantin Frank Vineyards($14.95) from the Finger Lake Region of New York.  I have had a dry Riesling a few weeks ago, so I decided to go for a semi dry one afternoon with … Continue reading

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Become a Fan or Friend of your favorite Vineyard.

Facebook is where everyone is hanging out these days and your favorite vineyard might just be there too.  The Vineyards and Wineries of Long Island are looking for you to become their “friend”.  Some of the wineries list special events … Continue reading

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