Posts Written OnDecember 29, 2006

Talking Sustainable with David Page, co-owner Shinn Estate Vineyards

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I’ve long been a fan of Shinn Estate Vineyards, not only because of their wines but also because of their dedication to sustainable farming and push towards near-complete organic viticulture. Today on Appellation America, you can find an interview that I conducted recently with co-owner David Page. We touch on a wide range of topics, including their new estate winery, new winemaker, organic and biodynamic farming techniques, the Long Island Merlot Alliance and their push for highly aromatic wines. Read the interview and let me know what you think. And, please let me know if there are any members of…

Winter Wine Class Series at Stony Brook

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Stony Brook University’s Center for Food Wine, and Culture has just announced a cool new winter wine education session that you might be interested in. They are calling it Inside Wine: From Vineyard to Glass and it is on Thursday evenings from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. on January 25 and February 1, 8 and 15. The cost is $185 per person for all four sessions. The four-part series will feature instructors who are experienced vintners, winemakers, and chefs. The sessions will examine viticultural practices, terroir, Old World vs. New World winemaking, blending and food pairing through a series of guided…

A Nice NYC Food Blog List

My buddy over at WhiteTrashBBQ blog has put together a nice little list of NYC food bloggers. Some are my favorites and others I’d never heard of before now. Even though I’m out on Long Island (there aren’t many, if any other LI food/wine bloggers) I consider myself a part of the NYC culinary blog scene — whether I’ve met any of them yet or not. Maybe in 2007 we’ll start to do some of the cool things that our Bay Area blogging counterparts do. You know, foodie functions and the like. Maybe I can help facilitate a meet up…