Posts Written OnNovember 02, 2005

WBW: Waters Crest Winery 2001 Meritage

Fatemah said 250 cases with bonus points for a producer under 1000 cases per year. I drink a lot of wines from small, local producers (but then, you already know that). But I wanted to fine the smallest production wine I could. I think I’ve accomplished just that. The numbers on Waters Crest Winery 2001 Meritage? 50 cases were made. 186 cases total winery production that year. That’s right…I think I showed Fatemah who’s boss *wink* So,  I had the wine and the dual WBW to drink it for. But what to eat along side? I didn’t take pictures (I…

Weekends in November: Champagne, Chopin and Caviar at Pindar Vineyards


As much as I hate the fact that they call it "Champagne," this month Pindar Vineyards is offering tours every weekend that offer an inside look into the making of their (quite good) sparkling wine. Light nibbles and a complimentary taste of the finished bubbly are included. Admission is free. Visit their website or call 631-734-7100 for more information. Technorati tags: food & drink | wine | wine events | long island

Schoharie Valley Farms — “The Carrot Barn”


I’ve been visiting Schoharie, NY for four-plus years now. It’s Nena’s home town and we visit every couple of months to get away from the hustle of Long Island (and to visit with family of course). There are a few things that we do almost every time we visit and one of my favorites is our mandatory pilgrimage Nena and her sister both worked at the Carrot Barn growing up and with such a place in town, there’s little need to buy produce at the grocery store. Local vegetables, potatoes, berries and apples are the main draw (for me anyway),…



WBWx2 is here. Today is Wine Blogging Wednesday, but you already know that. Fatemeh from Gastronomie is hosting the first WBW for today, forcing us to drink a wine of which 250 or fewer cases were made. But, today is also a WBW of another kind entirely — Wife’s Birthday Wednesday. Yup, today is Nena’s 28th birthday. So, we’ll be drinking our Wine Blogging Wednesday wine tonight with the dinner I’m cooking for my beloved birthday girl. The menu: It’s a surprise (for now)The wine: Waters Crest Winery 2001 Meritage Jim Waters only made 50 cases of this wine (his…