Category Archives: Long Island

New York Cork Reports “Drink New York Dinner” featuring Arrowhead Spring Winery Dinner at the Riverhead Project Thursday, July 11th at 7pm

As you know, I joined the team at the New York Cork Report about a month ago.  Part of the reason I was brought on was to help the Cork Report cover more of Long Island.  To bring you the … Continue reading

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Southampton Publick House 2011 Imperial Russian Stout

A beer review on Undertaking Wine?!  What the heck is going on here! Yes, this is not a mistake.  This is a review of a bottle of beer that is no ordinary bottle of beer.  Southampton Pulick House Imperial Russian … Continue reading

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Undertaking A New Blogging Adventure

In case you missed it a couple of weeks ago, I have joined the great team over at the New York Cork Report as a correspondent.  This has been a bit of a dream come true for a locavore, NYS wine … Continue reading

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Al Despertar de Mi Siesta Mexicana

It’s been awhile since a post appeared here. I’ve said time and time again some of the things that hindered me from blogging, I’m not going to rehash them and remind you of my outside influences.  Boring. Tonight is my last … Continue reading

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This Would Never Happen In Bordeaux: A Weird Kickstarter For Southold Farm + Cellar

Imagine if Long Island wine region had rules and regulations like Bordeaux or Burgundy or Loire or Mosel.  A project like this would not happen.  The DOCG would not let this happen.  We are kind of lucky we are on Long Island and we … Continue reading

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Paumanok Vineyards 2010 Festival Red

This is not Paumanok Vineyards current Festival Red release, they are currently offering the 2011.  Never the less, this is intended to be had young, and boy was this young. Paumanok Vineyards 2010 Festival Red ($22) (Sold Out) captures the essence  of … Continue reading

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Martha Clara Vineyards 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon

I am not a cabernet sauvignon fan.  I find it hard to get into.  One of the reasons I think is it never gets as ripe as it should or could here on the North Fork, unless Mother Nature is … Continue reading

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Medolla Vineyards 2007 Merlot

The goal of any winemaker or at least  what I think a winemaker tries to do with grapes brought in from the vineyard is a simple one;  Capture the essence of the vintage in the bottle.  When you taste a … Continue reading

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Shinn Estate Vineyards 2009 Estate Merlot

There is no question that merlot is king on the North Fork. All vineyards have a percentage of their land with it planted. Year after year it shows very well. In 2009, the weather was not as hot as say 2007, … Continue reading

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Bedell Cellars 2009 Merlot

In case you have been living under a rock or not on Facebook or twitter or do not have access to network television or even daily news papers, Bedell Cellars in Cutchogue will have the honor of having its 2009 Merlot … Continue reading

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Clean Slate: Not Talking Aroma or Flavor Here.

It’s what I need. It has been almost four months since I posted something to this blog.  A real shame.  Not only for me and for those that follow my writings, but for the region and hobby I love. I … Continue reading

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Roanoke Vineyards 2008 Blend One

2008 marks the last vintage of Roanoke Vineyards Blend One and Blend 2 series.  Starting with the 2009 vintage and moving forward you will find one main blend or prime blend now know as Prime Number. Blend 2 is known as the … Continue reading

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What Drove My Palate Back To Wine

You all know that I took a break from wine — I talked about it last week. But the real thing that drove me back to wine; the one thing that made me dust off the old tasting notebook.  A … Continue reading

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Martha Clara Vineyards 2009 Merlot

The 2009 vintage on Long Island had one of the longest growing seasons on record.  Thanks in part to an extend spectacular fall that allowed vineyards to hang fruit a bit longer.  Most of the white wines I tasted from … Continue reading

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Channing Daughters Winery 2010 Scuttlehole Chardonnay

Channing Daughters Winery in Bridgehampton has one of the largest portfolios on Long Island.  Their white wine offerings are incredible and some of my favorite on the east end. I noticed the very first sentence on the back of this chardonnay bottle … Continue reading

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Dusting Off The Tasting Notebook

June 19th was a long time ago. That was the last time I penned a blog post. Who’s to blame? What’s to blame? What were you doing? How Come? Some important questions that may come from once thing and many … Continue reading

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