Monthly Archives: March 2010

100 Blog Post’s Later

So, I hit the century mark.  100 post to my blog.  I kind of can’t believe it and it kind of snuck up on me. Looking back at the first 100 posts, I have noticed something about them; Some silly, … Continue reading

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Wine Classes at Peconic Bay Winery

During the month of April, Peconic Bay Winery will be hosting Spring Wine Classes with  Sommelier, Pascal Zugmeyer. The Classes kick of on Saturday April 10th at 10AM and continue through till May 1st.  The cost of the entire event, … Continue reading

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Scarola Vineyards 2002 Merlot

I wanted to go old school the other day and decided to pull out Scarola Vineyards 2002 Merlot from my cellar. I don’t have too many old wines, because they don’t get a chance to hang around that long.  But … Continue reading

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Barrel Tasting at Pindar

For three Saturday’s  in the month of April, Pindar Vineyards will be opening up the barrels for you to taste and see what is happening at Pindar Vineyards. The tours will be offered on April 3, April 10 and April … Continue reading

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The Voice of a Grape

Go ahead, look at me. I look like nothing.  A dead twig.  Not very beautiful or enticing. But I am working.  Spring is in the air and I am starting to get ready.  Before you know it, I will start … Continue reading

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Vines to Wine at Martha Clara Vineyards

Have you ever wondered what goes into winemaking?  Have you ever wondered how those grapes go from bud break to growing season to harvest to barrel to bottle and finally to table?  Have you ever wondered what actually happens out … Continue reading

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Pinot Noir: Finger Lakes Taste Live Event

 The Four Poursmen will be back in action on Wednesday, March 31, 2010. I will be participating with other wine bloggers from around the country for the third installment of Finger Lakes Wine with Taste Live on Twitter.  This event … Continue reading

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Grapes of Roth 2008 Riesling

Riesling is a wine that I am still trying to get my hands around and understand.  I love the acidity in the wine and love the lime and citrus and the occasional petrol aroma’s that can evolve in a Riesling.  … Continue reading

Posted in 2008, Grapes of Roth, Long Island, Riesling | 2 Comments

Roanoke Vineyards 2006 Blend 2

The last time I had off from work, I really wanted to spend my 4 day weekend in wine country.  Visiting vineyards, popping in to tasting rooms, meeting with tasting room personalities and catching up with some new friends. Between … Continue reading

Posted in 2006, Blended Wine, Roanoke Vineyards | 2 Comments

Shinn Estate Vineyards 2006 Nine Barrels

I was brough to my knees with this bottle of Shinn Estate Vineyards 2006 Nine Barrels Reserve Merlot ($43).   It is a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Verdot.  It is called Nine Barrels because Shinn Estate Vineyards  chooses the best … Continue reading

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Paumanok Vineyards 2007 Dry Riesling

I picked this up one day in my wine shop. The had this Paumanok Vineyards 2007 Dry Riesling ($17.95) and the 2008, which is their current release, side by side.  I picked it up the older release to give it … Continue reading

Posted in 2007, Long Island, Paumanok Vineyards, Riesling | 2 Comments

Raphael Vineyards 2007 La Tavola

 La Tavola = The table; when translated to English. This is nothing like you have seen from Raphael Vineyards before.  It is a very simple bottle, with a very simple label, nothing old world about this label, just shot of two … Continue reading

Posted in 2007, Blended Wine, Raphael | 2 Comments

Pindar Vineyards 2007 Reserve Merlot

This bottle was given to me a while ago from Pindar when I was out visiting with Pindar and Les.  I remember him telling me to wait to have this.  And that I should share it with my family over … Continue reading

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Shinn-Dig: Looking into the Future through a Barrel

A tradition that started about 3 years ago for the Gorton & Braun Family is our annual attendance at Shinn Estate Vineyards Annual Futures Event, a “Shinn-Dig”.   My parents Mike & Patty Gorton, Melissa’s parents, Dave & Edith Braun, and our siblings, … Continue reading

Posted in 2008, 2009, Future Releases, Long Island, Shinn Estate Vieyard, Winery Dinner, Winery Visit | 3 Comments

Bedell Cellars 2008 First Crush Red

  The other day while walking around a wine shop near my office, I noticed this bottle and I had to look twice.  Did it really say 2008?  Was that a typo? How could a 2008 Red wine be out … Continue reading

Posted in 2008, Bedell, Blended Wine, Long Island, Wine Store | 9 Comments