Category Archives: Riesling

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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Raphael Vineyards 2010 Riesling

This is the sophomore vintage for Raphael Vineyards Riesling and the first under their winemaker Les Howard.  These are young vines that still need time to develop and as they do I am sure the wine will as well Raphael … Continue reading

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Influence Wines 2010 Riesling

Erik Bilka has made wine for some time for many people on Long Island.  As a production wine maker at Premium Wine group, he probably had his hands on some of your favorite wines.  But you did not know it. … 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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Waters Crest Winery 2009 Campania Bianco

If you are looking for a fun summer white wine to go with your picnic lunch, this is a wine that I would suggest you look for.  If you are looking for a white wine that will go with fresh … Continue reading

Posted in 2009, Blended Wine, Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Waters Crest Winery, White Wine | 4 Comments

Waters Crest Winery 2009 Riesling

You are not going to see Riesling growing anywhere near Waters Crest Winery.  Jim Waters, owner and wine maker at Waters Crest Winery sources all of his grapes from various vineyards on Long Island to make his wines in his winery … Continue reading

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Influence Wines 2009 Riesling

Influence Wines is the project of Premium Wine Group production wine maker Erik Bilka.  Now I have never met Erik, but this bottle arrived in my hands thanks in large part to Robin Epperson-McCarthy, assistant winemaker at Marth Clara Vineyards. … Continue reading

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Heron Hill Winery Ingle Vineyards 2007 Riesling

Finger Lakes Riesling is hard to come by out here on Long Island.  You may find a few in your local wine shop or your favorite restaurant.  I wish I could get my hands on more Finger Lakes wine here … Continue reading

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A Long Overdue Visit to Peconic Bay Winery

It has happened to us all before.  We go out to eat at a restaurant and the experience was not up to par.  You come home underwhelmed and say to yourself, “not going back there”.  Could have it have been … Continue reading

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Martha Clara Vineyards 2009 Riesling

I have to admit, I really don’t get into the residual sugar stats and details when it comes to Riesling.  By saying that I may have just lost my wine geek credentials. I know that in the past I have … Continue reading

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Palmer Vineyards 2009 White Riesling

I must admit — there is a small place in my heart for Riesling.  That small space is growing.  My first love will always be Gewürztraminer.  Sauvignon Blanc is a close second.  Thanks to my visit in May to the Finger … Continue reading

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Martha Clara Vineyards 2008 Riesling

Petrol — Rubber Tires — Kerosene — smells good in a bottle of  Riesling.  In my opinion. I tasted this Martha Clara Vineyards 2008 Riesling ($18) with Martha Clara Vineyards winemaker, Juan  Micielli-Martinez when I was out for a visit. My notes … Continue reading

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Pindar Vineyards 2008 Riesling

Hey Long Island remember me! 🙂  Sorry to have been off the Island recently with posts about the Finger Lakes and my adventures at TasteCamp.  Just doing my job as a wine enthusiast! Upon my return, I found this bottle … Continue reading

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Riesling Hour Around the World 8PM TONIGHT!

Just got this in an e-mail from Finger Lakes Wine Country.  I thought I would share it with you.  I plan on taking part with a Finger Lakes Riesling that was made here on Long Island.  What is it, you … Continue reading

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Grapes of Roth 2008 Riesling

Riesling is a wine that I am still trying to get my hands around and understand.  I love the acidity in the wine and love the lime and citrus and the occasional petrol aroma’s that can evolve in a Riesling.  … Continue reading

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