Monthly Archives: June 2010

A Bounty Around Vines On A Strawberry Moon Night — Long Island Wine & Food Festival Kick Off Recap

The sun warmed the field.  The breeze cooled us off on a hot early summer day.  The hum of gathering crowd was sprinkled with laughter.  The aroma of the food  being prepared and cooked on grills off the side field was … Continue reading

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Pindar Vineyards — Looking Ahead To The Future

Pindar Vineyards, Long Island’s largest and highest volume producer is without a winemaker.  Les Howard, who grew up working in Pindar Vineyards right out of Mattituck High School is leaving to take the same position with Raphael Vineyards. Here is … Continue reading

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Long Island Food and Wine Festival — Kickoff Is At 7:00 PM TONIGHT!

Well, after months of planning and weeks of preparation and days of getting things in order – the First Annual Long Island Food and Wine Festival — “Eat.  Drink.  Local”,  kicks off with a VIP reception at Roanoke Vineyards at … Continue reading

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Shinn Estate Vineyards 2009 Rosé

 This is not your father’s rosé.  This is not your everyday sipping rosé.  This is a rosé that cries out for food, how every good wine — rosé or not — should be had.  Shinn Estate Vineyards 2009 Rosé ($15) … Continue reading

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“Eat, Drink, Local” — The First Annual Wine & Food Festival — Just 5 Days Away!

 Make sure you have nothing to do this weekend.  Kicking off on Friday, June 25th at Roanoke Vineyards and continuing throughout the North Fork at various wineries and culminating on Sunday June 27th in Greenport.  You really do not want … Continue reading

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Jamesport Vineyards 2000 Cabernet Franc

It’s not everyday you have the chance taste 10-year-old wine.  It’s not everyday you have the chance to taste 10-year-old wine with winemakers, vineyard owners, fishermen, tasting room people, restaurant folk and wine enthusiasts.  It’s not every day you get to listen … Continue reading

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Lieb Family Cellars 2007 Pinot Blanc

You don’t see Pinot Blanc too much on Long Island.  The only vineyards that release a varietal of this variety is Palmer Vineyards and Lieb Family Cellars.  I know that Shinn Estate Vineyards is doing something with their first from … Continue reading

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Anthony Nappa Wine 2009 Riesling “Luminous”

Anthony Nappa — the winemaker and blending genius behind Shinn Estate Vineyards wine.  Anthony plays close attention to detail when blending wine to make some of my favorite wines from Shinn Estate Vineyards.  The one’s that come to mind are … Continue reading

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Pugliese Vineyards 2007 Cabernet Franc Short Sip

Pugliese Vineyards in Cutchogue, is one of Long Island’s oldest vineyards.  It is family owned and operated.  It was established in 1980.  Known by many for making some wonderful Sparkling Wine and their hand painted bottles.  I have to admit I have … Continue reading

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Martha Clara Vineyards 2008 Riesling

Petrol — Rubber Tires — Kerosene — smells good in a bottle of  Riesling.  In my opinion. I tasted this Martha Clara Vineyards 2008 Riesling ($18) with Martha Clara Vineyards winemaker, Juan  Micielli-Martinez when I was out for a visit. My notes … Continue reading

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A Change On The North Fork

I sat in my car staring at my Blackberry in shock.   I refreshed my Blackberry just to be sure my eyes were not playing tricks on me.  The tweet from Howard Goldberg of the New York Times looked like this: I … Continue reading

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Macari Vineyards 2007 Dos Aguas

It’s good to do inventory in your wine cellar.  You may find something you forgot about or you may find something that you did not know you had.  Well, this is a little of both. I received this bottle as … Continue reading

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