Monthly Archives: October 2009

Tweet-up at Shinn Estate Vineyards

Recently, Virginia wine bloggers John Witherspoon of anythingwine.com and his wife, Megan of  Wineconcience.com paid a visit to the North Fork of Long Island.  They were spending a few nights at Shinn Estate Vineyards while visiting some of the wonderful … Continue reading

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Funeral Directors invade Long IslandWine Country

On Sunday, the Nassau-Suffolk Funeral Directors Association kicked off their first annual “Long Island Wine Country Tour”.  There was a total of 11 funeral directors, their family and friends. We Visited Krupski’s Pumpkin Patch to pick some pumpkins and roll … Continue reading

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A visit to Pindar Vinyards Part 1

Not too long ago, I was invited to visit Pindar Vineyards and taste some wine with Les Howard, Pindar’s winemaker, and Pindar Dimanons, Pindar’s vineyard manager.  I was very excited about this visit, as I am for most visits, but … Continue reading

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Raphael 2005 Malbec

This 2005 Malbec I tasted with Rich Olsen-Harbich, winemaker at Raphael Vineyards.  I was fortunate to take this home, taste it further, enjoy with my wife, and take notes. Malbec is a dark purple grape that is used mainly as … Continue reading

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More than My First Harvest at Shinn Estate Vineyards

The other day I had my first experience harvesting fruit to make wine at Shinn Estate Vineyards. I asked David Page and Barbara Shinn if I could come out on my day off and get to know the process of … Continue reading

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Wine Blogging Wednesday #62: Pindar 2007 Johannisberg Riesling

This Wine Blogging Wednesday, #62 is titled “A Grape by Any Other Name”.  It is hosted by Dale Cruse over at drinksareonme.net.   We are assigned to find a wine with a lesser known varietal on the label.  I found this … Continue reading

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Raphael 2006 Cabernet Franc Short Sip

This wine is Raphael Vineyards 2006 Cabernet Franc.  This, however, was not one of the wine’s I tasted with Richard Olsen-Harbich, and to be honest, I can see why.  I picked up this bottle at my local wine shop when … Continue reading

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Second annual Regional Wine Week set for Oct. 11-17

This week is a special week in the wine world.  It is the second annual Regional Wine Week. What’s that you may say…well basicaly, you are asked to drink a local wine.  For me that’s easy, I have been doing … Continue reading

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Pellegrini Vineyards 2004 Cabernet Franc Short Sip

I found this bottle at a wine shop on my way home from work one day and was eager to try it considering I had recently tried a few other Cabernet Franc’s from other vineyards from the 2004 vintage. Pellegrini … Continue reading

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Raphael Vineyards 2004 Cabernet Franc Short Sip

This wine was given to me by Richard Olsen-Harbich, Raphael’s winemaker.  I tasted this with Rich in the tasting room, but he was gracious enough to allow me to take this home and enjoy it some more with my wife … Continue reading

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Borghese 2004 Cabernet Franc Short Sip

From Castello di Borghese, comes this 2004 Cabernet Franc.  In all the years that I have live on Long Island since 1998, I have never visited this vineyard.  I can tell you that these vines are some of the oldest … Continue reading

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Winery Visit at Raphael Winery

A few weeks back I was invited to spend some time at Raphael Vineyard.  I had been in contact with Melissa Martin at Raphael after doing a review of their rose.  She had asked that I pay a visit the … Continue reading

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I fell in love with the North Fork…all over again.

You know when something is there and you just take it for granted. You know when an old friend is just down the road, and you don’t hang out that often, but when you do, you never want the night … Continue reading

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