Monthly Archives: July 2010

Waiting For My Fruit To Ripen

Well, for those of you who know me, you know what has been going in these last 9 months. For those of you who don’t, my wife, Melissa is having our first child. The due date was July 21st. That … Continue reading

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Raphael Vineyards 2001 First Label Merlot

This bottle had some dust on it.  It was laying on it’s side all the way at the bottom of the wine rack at a wine shop near where I work.  I knew it was a Raphael from foil cap … Continue reading

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A Few Questions with Robin Epperson

A couple of weeks ago I introduced you to Martha Clara Vineyards’s assistant wine maker, Robin Epperson.  At the time she was in a Tweet Contest with the Penguin from Martha Clara to see who would have more followers.  Well, … Continue reading

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Shinn Estate Vineyards NV Red (2010)

This is Shinn Estate Vineyards NV Red ($14) everyday table wine – and a great value.  The NV on the label is for Non Vintage.  This happens to be one of my favorite releases of this wine.  It was released on … Continue reading

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Raphael Vineyards 2009 First Label Sauvignon Blanc

It’s the summer and on Long Island Sauvignon Blanc is queen in my kingdom.  If you were wondering who the king is – it’s Long Island Rose. Last week I told you about Palmer Vineyards and their Sauvignon Blanc – … Continue reading

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Looking Back At My Journey — And Forward Too!

Posterous.  Yes, I joined the blogging platform.  But this is going to be different from  I plan on posting pictures of the bottles I taste or drink right here.  No reviews.  No fluffy stuff.  Just the bottles of wine … Continue reading

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Palmer Vineyards 2008 Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc is slowly ascending to the top of my white wine favorite list – especially Long Island Sauvignon Blanc.  Gewürztraminer is at the top, but Sauvignon Blanc is now in a neck and neck race with Riesling. I am … Continue reading

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