Posts Written OnMarch 14, 2005



It’s hard to believe, but it’s true. My first-ever LENNDEVOURS post was written 365 days ago. Yes faithful readers, LENNDEVOURS celebrates its first birthday today. What a year it’s been. What started out as an extension of my semi-defunct blog "Slingin’ Ink" has become nothing short of an obsession. Never did I think that this little blog would grow into something this fun and this important to me. I feel priviledged to be a part of the amazing food and wine blogging community. Every day it amazes me that so many talented, creative people share the same love of fine…

Windows On Long Island


On April 25th, Nena and I have been invited to go into Manhattan after work to attend Windows on Long Island, one of the Long Island wine events each year. The event is being held at Capitale in Manhattan. Tickets are $125 for regular admission and $250 per person  for  VIP tickets, which include a special preview hour and access to a VIP lounge where vintage wines will be poured. The main event is from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. with the VIP preview happening at 6 p.m. As a member of the press, I’ve been invited to arrive at 6:00…

From Bottling Line to Making Wine


Jamesport Vineyards owner Ron Goerler Jr. and new winemaker Les Howard (right). From Bottling Line to Making WineEleven years ago, Les Howard had a summer job at Pindar Vineyards on the bottling line, spending most of his time packing cases with just-labeled bottles. A month ago, he was named head winemaker at Jamesport Vineyards. He’s come a long way. “Les has seen 11 vintages of Long Island wine. He knows the region and its climate. He knows the grapes,” said Ron Goerler Jr., Jamesport Vineyards’ owner and vineyard manager. “He’s seen it all. And, his talent and experience are things…