Posts Written OnMay 10, 2006

Friends, Merlot is Not Dead


As you may have noticed, Eric Asimov’s column (and blog post) today focuses on merlot. He even mentions a locally produced bottling — Lenz 2000 Old Vines Merlot, which I think is one of the best to be had (though pricey at $55 or so). His blog post highlights mainly California merlot, which if you ask me is like talking about the fresh seafood in Indiana. Remember this: Merlot is not dead. She just doesn’t live in California. Living on Long Island and writing so much about its wines, you’d expect me to be fully in merlot’s court, but the…

Old Home + Fresh Wine = Stormhoek Geek Dinner


You have to hand it to Stormhoek, a South African winery — when it comes to marketing, they certainly march to the beat of their own drummer. Marketing disruption they call it. Instead of using any of the traditional methods for getting the word out about their wines, they have decided to provide wine for 100 Geek Dinners throughout the United States to introduce them to the U.S. market. These dinners will be hosted by the people behind the best blogs, forums and websites around. And, as you may have guessed already, I’ll be hosting one of these dinners, along…

Our First CSA Program: The Golden Earthworm Organic Farm


We finally did it. I just put my application in the mail to join The Golden Earthworm Organic Farm’s 2006 CSA program. We’re actually sharing a share with some friends of ours (Matt and Tara), just to see how we like it and to make sure we don’t have too much food. Matt, who used to live in the Hudson Valley has some experience with CSA programs up there and he seems to think that sharing a share will be more than enough for us. I’d like to thank our local Stop & Shop grocery story for making this move…