Posts Written OnOctober 05, 2005

Fox Run Vineyards 2002 Reserve Pinot Noir

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It’s the first Wednesday of the month and you all know what that means — it’s Wine Blogging Wednesday, brought to us this time around by Jens of the Cincinnati Wine Garage. Jens has chosen New New-World Pinot Noir as the theme for this worldwide wine blogging festival. I have to say, this is yet another great WBW theme and one that I really enjoyed preparing for. For one, I love pinot noir this time of year. I drink quite a bit of white wine over the summer (you know how I love riesling) and, for me, pinot noir is…

California FINALLY to Make Great Riesling…With New York Grapes

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If you like acidity and character in your riesling — you know the type of wine that shows why riesling is the king of all white grapes — you probably don’t like California bottlings. That’s all about to change for riesling produced by Creative Wine Concepts in Napa Valley. They just bought fives tons of Finger Lakes riesling grapes. I think that Creative Wine Concepts CEO, Scott Harvey says it best when he says he wants to “to make rieslings from where they grow best.” In the U.S., that means the Finger Lakes region of New York State. If you…

Charles John Vineyards 2003 Merlot

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It seems like New York is welcoming new wineries into the family most every week, which just goes to show how successful the state’s wine industry is and how many people want to live the "vineyard life." Charles John Vineyards is one of Long Island’s newest vineyards, having been planted in 1999. Named for owners Jackie and Matt Campbell’s son (who was born the same year), their 17 acres are planted with traditional Bordeaux varietals — merlot, cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc. Matt, much like myself, has a "day job" in marketing for a major tech company. But wine is…

Don’t Forget — Today is Wine Blogging Wednesday #14

If you haven’t done so already, head out to your local wine shop and pick up a New New World Pinot Noir, taste it, write a blog post about it and then email Jens over at Cincinnati Wine Garage to let him know about it. I’m doing my post tonight…and while I’m not leaving New York State…I am leaving Long Island for my wines of choice. I’d also like to remind all you creative types out there that I’m running a WBW logo design contest. So far we only have one logo submitted…and the deadline is November 1st. So get…