Category Archives: News

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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A Little Siesta — Back From My Mexican Vacation

For the better part of May, Undertaking Wine was six feet under, pun intended. The early part of May was spent at TasteCamp in Northern Virginia.  After that, I was home for less than a week, then off to the … Continue reading

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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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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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Pindar Vineyards — Looking Ahead To The Future

Pindar Vineyards, Long Island’s largest and highest volume producer is without a winemaker.  Les Howard, who grew up working in Pindar Vineyards right out of Mattituck High School is leaving to take the same position with Raphael Vineyards. Here is … Continue reading

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A Change On The North Fork

I sat in my car staring at my Blackberry in shock.   I refreshed my Blackberry just to be sure my eyes were not playing tricks on me.  The tweet from Howard Goldberg of the New York Times looked like this: I … Continue reading

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Did You Hear About H.R. 5034?

Maybe not?  Well watch the video:           Then read the bill below: Comprehensive Alcohol Regulatory Effectiveness (CARE) Act of 2010 (Introduced in House) HR 5034 IH 111th CONGRESS 2d Session H. R. 5034 To support State … Continue reading

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100 Blog Post’s Later

So, I hit the century mark.  100 post to my blog.  I kind of can’t believe it and it kind of snuck up on me. Looking back at the first 100 posts, I have noticed something about them; Some silly, … Continue reading

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Wine Classes at Peconic Bay Winery

During the month of April, Peconic Bay Winery will be hosting Spring Wine Classes with  Sommelier, Pascal Zugmeyer. The Classes kick of on Saturday April 10th at 10AM and continue through till May 1st.  The cost of the entire event, … 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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Vines to Wine at Martha Clara Vineyards

Have you ever wondered what goes into winemaking?  Have you ever wondered how those grapes go from bud break to growing season to harvest to barrel to bottle and finally to table?  Have you ever wondered what actually happens out … Continue reading

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Cider Tasting at Roanoke Vineyards

Curious about Cider? Got nothing going on Friday night? Want to take your special someone out for a tasting before dinner? Well then come and meet up with me, the Wine Undertaker and his wife and family at Roanoke Vineyards … Continue reading

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When it says Long Island, it’s from Long Island

Earlier this month, Long Island became part of a very important group and a very select group.  The Joint Declaration to Protect Wine Place Names and Origin was started in July of 2005 by seven members, Champagne, Jerez, Napa Valley, Oregon, … Continue reading

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Winterfest 2010: Jazz on the Vine

It’s that time of year again here on Long Island.  Long Island warms up the winter with it own focus on the east end.  This is the third year that vineyards will be hosting live, FREE jazz concerts over the … Continue reading

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