Posts Written OnSeptember 13, 2005

Wine Blogging Wednesday Logo Design Contest

I’m pleased to announce the first contest here at LENNDEVOURS — the Wine Blogging Wednesday Logo Design Contest. It’s pretty simple…I think WBW needs a logo, an icon if you will, to take it even further in the food and wine blogging world. This logo would be used to: Identify each month’s host (they could put it on their blog’s homepage) Announce new themes every month (in the post itself) Make the designer famous in the blogosphere, or even more famous depending on the winner I’m not going to set forth a bunch of rules for this…that mutes creativity. Here’s…

Wine Blogging Wednesday #14 Announced — New New-World Pinot Noir

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Ah pinot noir. Sideways sure helped but I think it’s popularity was on the rise even before the movie’s release. For October’s vintage of Wine Blogging Wednesday, Jens of Cincinnati Wine Garage has chosen the theme New New-World Pinot Noir. What is new New-World pinot noir? That would be New World Pinot Noir that doesn’t come from France or the West Coast of the United States. You know I’m game for this topic, as New York is producing some good pinot these days (and I happen to have several I may taste through for WBW)…and I expect we’ll see a…

An Idea Whose Time Has Definitely Come

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You may or may not know this, but New York State passed a law a year or so ago that allows you to take home wine (from a bottle) that you don’t finish at a restaurant. Not many people know this — including many restaurants — so it’s important to get the word out.   There are, of course, conditions that must be met to avoid being in violation of NY’s open container laws, including: The wine has to be purchased with a "full-course meal" The restaurant must provide a dated receipt for the meal and the wine The bottle…