Category Archives: Wine

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

Posted in Event, Non Long Island, TasteCamp, Wine | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Event, Long Island, Thoughts, Wine | Leave a comment

The People of Wine Country: Getting to Know….Scott Sandell

It’s been a while since I posted a getting to know you, the last two were with winemakers.  I wanted to take this in a different direction and include some folk that work behind the scenes and may not get … Continue reading

Posted in Long Island, Roanoke Vineyards, Tasting Wine With, The People of Wine Country, Wine | 3 Comments

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

Posted in Event, Long Island, Wine | 6 Comments

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

Posted in Event, Long Island, Wine | Leave a comment

“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

Posted in Event, Food, Long Island, Wine | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Bedell, Long Island, News, Raphael, Wine | Leave a comment

Wine Blogging Wednesday #68: Got Gamay? Pindar Vineyards 2008 Gamay Noir

To answer the question right off the top, yes.  Long Island has Gamay.  Pindar Vineyards in Peconic, NY has a Gamay Noir.  In fact they are the only producers on Long Island, that I could find. The theme and object … Continue reading

Posted in Pindar, Wine, Wine Blogging Wednesday | 1 Comment

Long Island; Love it or Leave It?

First off, I am not moving.  Got it. But the question that keeps entering this brain of mine is this; Is it wrong of me to only taste and drink Long Island wine? From that question spawns other more interesting … Continue reading

Posted in Long Island, Thoughts, Wine | 2 Comments

The Voice of a Grape: I’m Bleeding…but in a good way.

 It has been warm lately and this has heated up the soil around my roots.  Things are starting to happen(or may have happend).   After I have been pruned in the winter, or after harvest, I have a few cuts on … Continue reading

Posted in Story, Wine | Leave a comment

The Voice of a Grape

Go ahead, look at me. I look like nothing.  A dead twig.  Not very beautiful or enticing. But I am working.  Spring is in the air and I am starting to get ready.  Before you know it, I will start … Continue reading

Posted in Story, Wine | 1 Comment