Posts Written OnDecember 13, 2006

Wine Blogging Wednesday #28: Martha Clara Vineyards 2001 Rose Brut (North Fork of Long Island)

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Wine Blogging Wednesday is here yet again, with Brenda aka the Culinary Fool playing the role of hostess with the mostest. The theme — Sparkling Wine not from Champagne. I love many of the local sparklers here on Long Island. Our relatively cool growing conditions seem to lend themselves to the craft of methode champenoise. But which bubbly to choose for WBW? A new release caught my eye…and my palate as well. Martha Clara Vineyards, named after Martha Clara Entenmann (of Entenmann bakery fame), might be best known for their always-fun events and always-packed tasting room, but winemaker Gilles Martin…

Sweetening the pot…

Okay everybody. So far, the bidding on the Menu for Hope prizes I’ve put together has been a little slow. Maybe you’re waiting until the end to see who is trying for what to increase your chances of winning. But…I, and Peconic Bay Winery, have decided to sweeten the pot a bit. So, I’m adding a bottle of the Peconic Bay Winery 2000 Cabernet Franc to the "Big Reds of Long Island" prize and adding a bottle of their 2001 Steel Fermented Chardonnay to the Romantic Weekend prize. Both are library selections that are no longer available anywhere else.Donate people…it’s…

Donate and Win the “Big Reds of Long Island”

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In case you missed it, I’m participating in A Menu for Hope again this year. We’ve already raised over $10,000, so thanks to each and every one of you who have donated already. For those of you that haven’t, I’m going to highlight some of the Long Island wine-related lots that are available as raffle prizes. Today, I want to talk about the "Big Reds of Long Island" prize. If you win this three-pack of Long Island reds, you’ll get a bottle of Roanoke Vineyards 2003 Blend Two, which I’ve reviewed previously on this site, saying: "Cabernet franc (48%) dominates…