Posts Written OnJanuary 14, 2005

Tasting Notes: Humanitas 2003 Monterey County Cabernet Sauvignon


With all that has happened recently in Southeast Asia and East Africa, many of us are thinking about how we can help be it with money, time or a donation of good to help survivors get their lives back together. Even in the wine world, wineries are hosting events to raise money and one of my favorite wineries on Long Island even produced a wine to benefit a 9/11 non-profit organization. Recently, however, I stumbled upon what can only be considered the ultimate in wine world charity, Humanitas Wines. They don’t just donate a portion of profits or host an…

Over The Barrel…With Lenn Thompson: The Holiday Season That Was


(This column appeared in the 1/14 issue of Dan’s Papers) Happy New Year, Long Island wine lovers! As you can probably imagine, I sampled a lot of wines between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. Dinner parties, office parties, nights out on the town, quiet nights at home… they’re all great opportunities to try new and exciting wines. Sure, some were flat, lifeless and noteworthy only in their mediocrity. But there were a half dozen that stood out – wines that I’d gladly drink again and again and again. Peconic Bay Winery’s whites are some of the first that I tried when…