Category Archives: Tasting

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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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

Posted in Blended Wine, Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, Long Island, Merlot, Peconic Bay Winery, Riesling, Rose, Tasting, Winery Visit | 1 Comment

Heading South to Virginia Tonight

I am traveling south tonight for a Taste Live Event.  My destination is the Monticello Wine Trail.  But I will be in the comfort of my own home.  You can follow the journey tonight at 8PM on twitter using the … Continue reading

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Anthony Nappa Wine 2009 Riesling “Luminous”

Anthony Nappa — the winemaker and blending genius behind Shinn Estate Vineyards wine.  Anthony plays close attention to detail when blending wine to make some of my favorite wines from Shinn Estate Vineyards.  The one’s that come to mind are … 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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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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The other night at Roanoke Vineyards, Melissa and I were 2 of 40 lucky people to join in on a very interesting and fun event.  A winemaker’s smackdown.     The object was to taste wines from around the world and … Continue reading

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