Posts Written OnJanuary 19, 2005

Wine Blogging Wednesday #5 Reminder — Get Your Wacky Wines Ready

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Have you forgotten about Wine Blogging Wednesday #5 — Wines With Wacky Names, hosted by none other than Pim of Chez Pim? If so, shame on you…get out there and find the craziest-named wine that you can! The event is one week from today…so go hit your local wine shop! I’ve found a few that I’m pondering…as the humble founder of the event, I feel added pressure to come up with a good one. I hope that all of you new wine bloggers (and others) will join us this time!

Introduction to Waters Crest Winery

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For a few months now, I’ve been trying to schedule a meeting and tasting with Jim Waters, founder of Waters Crest Winery. Sunday, without scheduling a thing…we finally met and I got to taste his wines. Jim is a great story and should be an inspiration to any home winemaker with designs on making it a career. He worked for years as a manager for large trucking companies all the while making wine at home (and winning some awards for it as well). He was, and still is, a volunteer fireman as well and without that, I’m not sure he’d…

Stony Brook “Discovering Wine” Series: Important White Varietals — Wishing for Springtime

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The Stony Brook University Center for Wine, Food and Culture has recently announced its Discovering Wine Series, a series of events hosted by local wine experts. The first session, Important White Varietals: Wishing for Springtime will take place Thursday, February 3, 6:30-8:00 p.m. In the Wang Center on Stony Brook’s main campus and is being run by Gary Madden, general manager of Lieb Family Cellars, a LENNDEVOURS favorite Long Island winery. Gary will be pouring a range of distinctive flavors in wines worldwide, demonstrating Pinot Blanc as both a sparkling and a still wine; comparing stainless steel and barrel-fermented Chardonnays…