Monthly Archives: March 2011

Smacked Around At The “Smackdown”

One and done. Stumped by a local wine.  My head hung low and I walked away with my tail between my legs. Last weekend at Roanoke Vineyards, they held their “March Madness Smackdown Tournament”  This was the third Smackdown I … Continue reading

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Tasting the Future: Shinn Estate Vineyards Shinn-Dig

A few weeks ago — OK about a month ago, Shinn Estate Vineyards in Mattituck held their 7th Annual “Shinn-Dig”  This is an opportunity for the Shinn Estate Vineyards extended family — those that support them and buy their wine’s throughout the … Continue reading

Posted in 2009, 2010, Barrel Tasting, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvigon, Chardonnay, Event, Future Releases, Long Island, Merlot, Rose, Sauvignon Blanc, Shinn Estate Vieyard | 4 Comments

Roanoke Vineyards 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon

This past winter here on Long Island has been one cold one.  I found myself this winter drinking wines I usually don’t open or even keep in my cellar.  I am not sure if it is because of the winter … Continue reading

Posted in 2006, Cabernet Sauvigon, Long Island, Roanoke Vineyards | 1 Comment

Wine Blogging Wednesday #71 “Rhones Not From The Rhône.” — Sterling Vineyards Carneros 2008 Roussanne

When I started to take part in the Wine Blogging Wednesday as a blogger I always looked for a wine that fit the topic that was from my neck of the woods.  I was trying to push Long Island through … Continue reading

Posted in 2008, Non Long Island, Roussanne, Wine Blogging Wednesday | 4 Comments

Heron Hill Vineyards 2008 Unoaked Chardonnay

Heron Hill Vineyards on Keuka Lake is a vineyard with wonderful views of the lake and their vineyards.  A vineyard I would definitely visit when in the Finger Lakes Wine Region. While there, be sure to taste through their lineup … Continue reading

Posted in 2008, Chardonnay, Finger Lake Region, Heron Hill Winery, Ingel Vineyard | 2 Comments

Channing Daughters Winery 2007 L’Enfant Sauvage Chardonnay

If I had to pin point the moment that my palate started this recent liking to Chardonnay, it was the day I had this bottle of wine from Channing Daughters Winery. When I had first tasted this almost a year ago … Continue reading

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Waters Crest Vineyards 2008 Private Reserve Chardonnay

Chardonnay is a grape variety that does not get a lot of love here on my blog.  There are times throughout the year that I despise chardonnay and refuse to drink it. Then there are times, like now, where it … Continue reading

Posted in 2008, Chardonnay, Long Island, Waters Crest Winery | 1 Comment

Getting ready for… “Summer in a Glass — The Coming of Age of Winemaking in the Finger Lakes”

I really don’t sell anything on this blog.  Just not my style.  I will talk you into buying local wine and maybe some vineyard events.  However, it ends there.  Except for today.  I am not a sales person, but today, … Continue reading

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