Posts Written OnJanuary 31, 2007

It’s a Boy!


This afternoon at 5:17 p.m. the Thompson (and LENNDEVOURS) family welcome Jackson William Thompson into the world. He’s 7 pounds, 10 ounces and is 20" inches long. Nena and Jack are resting comfortably at St. Catherine’s Hospital in Smithtown, NY. It’s looking now like they’ll both come home on Sunday morning, just in time for the Super Bowl. And you can bet that he’ll have some sort of Steelers gear on, even if they aren’t playing in this year’s big game. Nena looks like a natural and there is one proud papa typing this post. Obviously there will be some…

A little preview…and some great news


My column in this weekend’s issue of Dan’s Papers is about Comtesse Therese’s current releases. Check it out this weekend in print or be patient and I’ll publish it here as well. That’s the preview portion of this post. The good news is that after years of writing almost exclusively about Long Island wines in Dan’s Papers, I’ve finally been given the go-ahead to write about most anything wine related. I look forward to using this opportunity to expand my wine expertise and to bring it to you as well. Don’t worry–New York will always be my focus, but I…

Appellation America in the New York Times


In today’s New York Times, wine guru (and fellow blogger) Eric Asimov writes about a website near and dear to my own heart, Appellation America. The story is a nice one and I’m glad to see AppAm get the press and publicity. Eric discusses several good points in the piece, but two stand out to me: American’s don’t think of "place" right now Maybe American wine regions shouldn’t compare themselves to others Both are certainly true in my mind. Of course, I know plenty of people who buy wine by region (even U.S. region) but they are wine geeks, not…