But the question that keeps entering this brain of mine is this; Is it wrong of me to only taste and drink Long Island wine?
From that question spawns other more interesting questions; If I do taste off Long Island, where do I go? And if I do taste those non-Long Island wines do I blog about what I am tasting and experiencing? What benefit will it bring me, if any? Does anyone even care?
Long Island vineyards are my backyard. It’s what I know, it’s what I enjoy. I get on a soap box for Long Island every time I meet someone or some one asks me about wine. I love the region, what it has to offer and the people who I have met along the way. And there are many more people I need to meet!
Those questions are ones that I debate over and over in my head on a daily basis. There are other thoughts too, but wine I one I think of often.
Talking to winemakers and growers lately have made me feel I need to stick to my backyard. But when someone says “old world style” or “burgundian style” I am like, HUH?
Do I need to know what “Old World Style is?
Do I need to understand a good Chinon to really understand a Cabernet Franc?
Or do I just tell that person when they open a bottle of a Long Island 2005 Merlot, its “Long Islandian style”.