Posts Written OnMarch 03, 2005

Channing Daughters Winery 2003 Fresh Red

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Channing Daughters Winery, located in Bridgehampton, is one of the most unique wineries on Long Island. While most around here focus on Bordeaux varietals like Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon…Channing Daughters is always trying new things. Think I’m kidding? Sure, they make Merlot, Cab Franc (only in good years though) and a few different Chardonnays…BUT they also make Blaufrankisch, Tocai Friuliano, a Fruilian-style white blend of Pinot Grigio, Pinot Bianco…and grow Dornfelder too. They also try just about every Chardonnay clone you can think of…with some always-interesting results. Truly an artisanal producer, they make extremely small lots, which almost…

Wine…In Its Birthday Suit

Two of my favorite wine bloggers, Beau and Bill, have recently discussed wines that have a "sense of place"…and the "vin nature" movement on their respective blogs. Please check out their posts…I’m not going to rehash them in their entirety. As for my own thoughts…I think that terroir-driven wines are some the most interesting wines you can try. But it’s pretty easy to understand why more producers don’t make them a priority or even a goal. I don’t have any actual research to support this, but I’m guessing that at least 95% (propbably 99% actually) of wine drinkers just don’t…