It’s Regional Wine Week 2010!

I know I am a bit late with this, having missed out on two days going on three days worth of posting about what I am drinking from my home state of NY, more importantly, Long Island.  But as the saying goes, “better late than never”

Regional Wine Week was started by the folks at where wine writers can tweet using the hashtag #DLW, post and report on the local happenings in their respected states.  It is geared for those states not called California, Washington or Oregon — the major wine-producing states in our country.  It is done to promote the other wine-producing states and to remind folks to keep it local.

So to finish out the week, which ends on the 16th, I plan on posting a few tastings that I did recently, more importantly, this week.  I would like for you to help me out a bit.  If you tasted a wine from one of the 47 regional wine states, let me know about it.  If you tasted a wine from New York, let me know about it.  And if you tasted a wine from Long Island, definitely, let me know about it.  If you wanted to, you could leave your tasting notes right here in the comments.

This year, which happens to be the third annual Drink Local Wine Week, the folks at DrinkLocalWine have decided to have a haiku contest, where wine drinkers across the United States can write a haiku about their favorite regional wine. The winning entries will be posted on the Facebook page.

The haiku contest simple. Just write a haiku — three lines of poetry, with five, seven and five syllables in each line — about your favorite regional wine, winery, event or personality and email it to DrinkLocalWine.

So lets see what everyone is drinking this week and remember the only rule — the blog post, article, Haiku be about something that isn’t from California, Washington or Oregon. And anyone — whether professional wine writer or not — can send a story to be linked to on the DLW website.

About Michael Gorton, Jr.

I am a Licensed Funeral Director who is having a love affair with Long Island Wine and the people that make Long Island wine so special. I am married to my wife Melissa and live in Rocky Point. Our first son Gabriel Noel was born on July 27, 2010. We have three cats and one dog.
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