Posts Written OnJanuary 10, 2006

Should Long Island Be Identified By a Single Grape?


  By Contributing Columnist Charles Massoud When Lenn asked if I would contribute to LENNDEVOURS, I was at the same time flattered, intrigued, apprehensive and I questioned if that is something I was good at. Of  course to write here must be sufficiently interesting for the reader, but I was thinking selfishly about whether it would be interesting for me. Writing in a newspaper is pretty much a one way street. In that case I state my opinion as forcefully as I can. So I do not do it often. Writing here offers a novel opportunity because it can be…

Learn the Wines of Germany and Eastern Europe


Apparently Dr. Vino and Beau aren’t the only bloggers getting in on the education act. The Obsessed one, Derrick of An Obsession With Food (and Wine) will be teaching a class on the wines of Germany and Eastern Europe this summer at UC Berkeley Extension’s Wine Studies Program. Anyone who has read his blog knows of his passion for these wines, so it’s sure to be a spectacular course. You can’t sign up just yet, but keep an eye out for more information this spring. And, keep your eyes peeled here on LENNDEVOURS for information about wine classes that I’ll…

Welcome Charles Massoud of Paumanok Vineyards to LENNDEVOURS


Please join me in welcoming Paumanok Vineyards’ co-owner and winemaker, Charles Massoud, to LENNDEVOURS as a contributing columnist. Charles was born and grew up in Lebanon. After finishing high school he went to study in Paris and upon graduation came to Philadelphia to continue his graduate studies. There he earned his MBA at the Wharton School and also met his wife Ursula who was also a student, at Chestnut Hill College. While wine was served at the dinner table at home he did not get too involved with it until he was sent by IBM on assignment to the state…