Monthly Archives: May 2010

Tasting Wine With: Robin Epperson, Assistant Winemaker, Martha Clara Vineyards

Note: This is something new I am going to try here on Undertaking Wine; bringing you the people behind the wine.  We all know what is in the wine and we all know what the wine is like, but how … Continue reading

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Roanoke Vineyards 2009 De Rosa Rosé

This is the sixth edition of Roanoke Vineyards De Rosa Rosé.  And according the vineyard, this is the best to date.  While I did find this more enjoyable than the 2008, I honestly can’t say if that statement is true.  … Continue reading

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Pindar Vineyards 2008 Riesling

Hey Long Island remember me! 🙂  Sorry to have been off the Island recently with posts about the Finger Lakes and my adventures at TasteCamp.  Just doing my job as a wine enthusiast! Upon my return, I found this bottle … Continue reading

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Wine Blogging Wednesday #69: “Animal Cruelty” the Monastrell Grape

Please note, no animal was injured in this post 🙂 Wine Blogging Wednesday brings us a topic by Richard Auffrey of The Passionate Foodie.  The topic this month is what he calls “Animal Cruelty”.  The grape that coincides with animal … Continue reading

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TasteCamp East 2010: Grand Tasting Day One Part Three

Note: This is the last of my reviews for the opening day of TasteCamp and the tastings of Keuka Lake wineries.  The following two vineyards were the last two that I tasted.  Remember there were about 10 vineyards pouring for … Continue reading

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Ravines Wine Cellars: More Than Just Riesling

One of our vineyard visits at TasteCamp was to this little, husband and wife run boutique winery called Ravines Wine Cellar in Hammondsport, NY overlooking Keuka Lake.   Morton and Lisa Hallgren  —   Husband and Wife; Winemaker and Chef; Scientest and Foodie.  That is … Continue reading

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TasteCamp East 2010 Day One: Grand Tasting Part Two: A Flight of Chardonnay’s

While at the Grand Tasting at Heron Hill Winery on day one of TasteCamp, one vineyard presented something that you can only taste and purchase at the vineyard.  That vineyard is Casa Larga, in Fairport, NY on Keuka Lake. It … Continue reading

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Damiani Wine Cellars Vineyard Walk Photo Show

On Saturday May 8, 2010 about 20 attending TasteCamp 2010 went off to Damiani Wine Cellars in Hector, NY on Seneca Lake.  Damiani Wine Cellars makes some wonderful hand crafted wine and we were invited to take part in a … Continue reading

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TasteCamp East 2010 Day One: Grand Tasting Part One: McGregor Vineyard

 The clock struck Noon on Friday and we walked in to Heron Hill Winery, located on beautiful Keuka Lake.  TasteCamp was here and under way. About 40 Bloggers, Writers and Enthusiasts headed for TasteCamp and this was the kick off…a grand … Continue reading

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Feeling the Finger Lakes

I am home, back on Long Island, recovering from a whirlwind adventure in the Finger Lakes wine region as part of TasteCamp East 2010. I have my full share of notes, and I need to go through them, some need … Continue reading

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TasteCamp east 2010 is here!

I have been waiting a long time for this, and it has finally arrived.  I am in the Finger Lakes this weekend along with almost 40 other bloggers, writers and enthusiasts for TasteCamp. The event is full today with a … Continue reading

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Pindar Vineyards 2007 Syrah

You may have noted from my barrel tasting at Pindar and my visit with Martha Clara Vineyards, that Syrah as a varietal is inching up my list as favorite. Syrah or Shiraz as it is also known, is used alot … Continue reading

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Riesling Hour Around the World 8PM TONIGHT!

Just got this in an e-mail from Finger Lakes Wine Country.  I thought I would share it with you.  I plan on taking part with a Finger Lakes Riesling that was made here on Long Island.  What is it, you … Continue reading

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A visit to Martha Clara Vineyards

Martha Clara Vineyards, on Sound Avenue in Riverhead, NY is a vineyard this gets your attention.  Weather it be their singles night, or maybe their bingo nights or their open mic night.  They get you and they really grab your … Continue reading

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