Monthly Archives: February 2010

Cider Tasting at Roanoke Vineyards POSTPONED!!

Thanks to mother nature, the cider tasting at Roanoke Vineyards with Farnum Hill Cider has been postponed. More information will come when it will be rescheduled, most likely in the spring. So, stay safe in this winter storm with something … Continue reading

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Wine Blogging Wednesday #66: Your Tenderest Twosome

This month is a twofer…Wine Blogging Wednesday(WBW) teams up with Sugar High Friday(SHF).  SHF is very close to WBW it just deals with deserts and sweets; I think I will have my wife get involved in that more often.  SHF … Continue reading

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Cider Tasting at Roanoke Vineyards

Curious about Cider? Got nothing going on Friday night? Want to take your special someone out for a tasting before dinner? Well then come and meet up with me, the Wine Undertaker and his wife and family at Roanoke Vineyards … Continue reading

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When it says Long Island, it’s from Long Island

Earlier this month, Long Island became part of a very important group and a very select group.  The Joint Declaration to Protect Wine Place Names and Origin was started in July of 2005 by seven members, Champagne, Jerez, Napa Valley, Oregon, … Continue reading

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Tasting Stars

“Come quickly, I am tasting the stars!” ~ Dom Perignon, at the moment he discovered champagne The other night, at Roanoke Vineyards, the Wine Adventurers or the Pour Boys or the Four Poursemen,  we are not sure what we  calling … Continue reading

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Anthony Road Wine Company 2008 Semi-Dry Riesling

This is the Governor’s Cup Winner this past year.  Did it deserve the medals, I have no clue since I am not a judge and I have not tasted the wines it was up against.  What I can tell you … Continue reading

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Get In On Some Finger Lakes Bubbly with Taste Live

On Wednesday, February 17, 2010, I will be participating in the second installment of Taste Live with Finger Lakes Wine. If you recall, last month I was tasting along with other bloggers across the country.  We were tasting some Finger … Continue reading

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Shinn Estate Vineyards 2007 Cabernet Franc

Benchmark = a standard by which something can be measured or judged. Anomaly = deviation from the normal or common order or form or rule. I’ll let you decide what to consider this 2007 Cabernet Franc from Shinn Estate Vineyards ($39).  … Continue reading

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Winterfest 2010: Jazz on the Vine

It’s that time of year again here on Long Island.  Long Island warms up the winter with it own focus on the east end.  This is the third year that vineyards will be hosting live, FREE jazz concerts over the … Continue reading

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Sherwood House 2007 Chardonnay

It seems on Long Island that there is an emphasis on Merlot and to a growing extent Cabernet Franc.  But probably the most widely grown and versatile grown grape on Long Island is Chardonnay, in my opinion.  You will find it … Continue reading

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Medolla Vineayrds 2003 Merlot

EDIT: After this post, John Medolla from Medolla vineyard was in touch with me.  He wanted to let me know that their website is back on-line after a technical glitch.  Please go to Medolla Vineyard to find out a little bit more about … Continue reading

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Lenz 2001 Gewürztraminer

I have stated this before, Gewürztraminer is probably my favorite white grape varietal.  If we, my wife and I,  had more of this around, we would probably have Gewürztraminer at least once a week. This Gewürztraminer is from Lenz Vineyards.  I have … Continue reading

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