Category Archives: Event

Finger Lakes Riesling Hour: 2011 Riesling Launch Recap

  On Saturday, at Empire State Cellars, in Riverhead, nearly 30 people came down to taste Riesling from the Finger Lakes Region of New York.  The event was put on by the Finger Lakes Wine Alliance and Finger Lakes Wine … Continue reading

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Riesling Hour: Saturday, Septermber 22, 2012 — The Offical Launch and Release of Riesling from the 2011 Vintage in the Finger Lakes

Tomorrow starting at 6PM the Finger Lakes Wine Alliance is sponsoring the official release of Finger Lakes Riesling from the 2011 vintage.  There will be tastings held across the state and you will have an excellent opportunity to taste right here on Long Island. Empire State Cellars will be hosting a Virtual … Continue reading

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TateCamp 2012: Northern Virginia

Tomorrow I will be hitting the road to head to TasteCamp 2012.  This will be my second TasteCamp.  My first was to the Finger Lakes back in 2010.  After missing out on the Niagara TasteCamp of last year, I am … Continue reading

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Something Old, Something New — a Peconic Bay Wine Dinner at Jewel

James Silver, Peconic Bay Winery‘s General Manager, hit the nail on the head when he said that this dinner was old meeting new.  Jim, was talking about older wine from Peconic Bay Winery meeting a new restaurant, Jewel that is … Continue reading

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It’s Drink Regional Wine Week!

Just in case you did not know, On Sunday October 9th kicked off the 4th annual Drink Regional Wine.  It runs through OCtober 15th. What’s”Drink Regional Wine Week” you ask?  Well this sums it up best.  It was started 4 … Continue reading

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Riesling Tasting at Martha Clara Vineyards August 26th

Martha Clara Vineyards recently received some huge press thanks to their Estate Reserve Riesling that won top prize at the Annual Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association Competition last month in Haymarket, VA.  The wine was the highest rated out of 560+ wines … Continue reading

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Roanoke Vineyards Smackdown 4 Recap: The Audience Wins!

In the above photo, this is kinda what we were talking about when the first wine was poured at the Roanoke Vineyards 4th Smackdown: “…Ok.  There is no question this is a Riesling…” “…It’s young for sure…” “…I am leaning … Continue reading

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Getting Ready For a Smackdown

The very first time Roanoke Vineyards announced a Winemaker‘s Smackdown I was intreguied.  To taste wines blind with winemakers to see where their palate is compared to your palate is a treat in and  of it self. To taste wine … Continue reading

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Wine Tasting Charity Event sponsored by New York Cork Report, Peconic Bay Winery and Lacrosse for Autism

On Saturday, April 30th from 1-4 pm, my friend and brethren in wine Lenn Thompson, is organizing a charity wine tasting event that will benefit The Cody Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities at Stony Brook University.  He has partnered … Continue reading

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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

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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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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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“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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Wine on Tap: Its for Me and will be for you too

Last night, I was at an event at the East Wind in Wading River, for charity, run by the Rocky Point Lions Club.  It was called “A Lion’s Taste of Long Island”  I am in the early stages of planning … Continue reading

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Barrel Tasting at Pindar

For three Saturday’s  in the month of April, Pindar Vineyards will be opening up the barrels for you to taste and see what is happening at Pindar Vineyards. The tours will be offered on April 3, April 10 and April … Continue reading

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