Posts Written OnDecember 17, 2004

Some More Pictures

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This week I did a story that included some of Long Island’s "high-end" wines (in terms of price)…and it required quite a bit of tasting in a short period of time. But…there were some great wines in the lot (and some that were quite overpriced). I’ll post the story once it’s published (tomorrow morning), but here’s a few of the pictures I took for it. Left: Macari Vineyards Alexandra ($75) Center: Alexandra, Martha Clara Vineyards 6025 ($35), Lieb Family Cellars Meritage ($50) Right: 6025, which is named for the street address of the vineyard

More Early Xmas Gifts

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One of the things that can be tough about living in one place (Long Island) when your parents live somewhere else (Pittsburgh) and your fiancee’s parents live in yet another place (Near Albany) is making sure that you see everyone for the holidays, not to mention the transportation of gifts to and from various locales! Despite the extra effort…there are some pay offs. I’ve already posted about my wine fridge, an early gift from my parents that was easier to have shipped directly to me (instead of wedging it into the backseat of our car on the way back to…

Over the Barrel…With Lenn Thompson: Pre-Release Preview at Paumanok

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(This column appeared in the 12/24 issue of Dan’s Papers) Picture this: it’s the 1970s and IBM sends you to Kuwait, a country where you couldn’t buy alcohol, to live and work for seven years. What do you do for fun? If you’re Charles Massoud, co-founder of Paumanok Vineyards, you learn to make your own wine – and then later decide to make winemaking a second career, along with the help of your wife Ursula, who comes from a German winemaking family.