Posts Written OnFebruary 13, 2007

The Sad Death of Channing Daughters’ “Fred”


Channing Daughters Winery has long been one of my favorite local wine producers. Sure, their wines are a little pricey at time (even for their quality) but I’m willing to pay a little more for them because they are often fun, creative and unique wines–usually blends or clonal bottlings that you just won’t find anywhere else in these parts. One of my favorite wines in their portfolio has been their Fresh Red, known as Fred in some circles. For around $15 bucks, it was a straight forward merlot-based wine that was perfect with grilled burgers, pizza and other casual food.…

Don’t Forget: Vote for LENNDEVOURS


Just in case you forgot (how could you?), I wanted to remind everyone that LENNDEVOURS has been named a finalist in the 2007 American Wine Blog Awards in both the "Best Single-Subject Wine Blog" and "Best Wine Blog Graphics" categories. I was going to post a picture of my two week-old son, Jackson, saying that he wants you to vote for me, but I’ll not exploit him like that. But, he and I had a campaign meeting this morning and he does want you to vote for LENNDEVOURS today. I told him that it’s an honor just to be nominated.…

Wine Blogging Wednesday #31 Announced: Non-Traditional Packaging


Okay everyone…get you box wines ready! Actually, you don’t have to review a box wine for the next edition of Wine Blogging Wednesday, this time hosted by Box Wines Blog. — Tetra packs, Tetra boxes and other non-traditionally packaged wines are fair game too. This should prove an interesting theme for everyone’s favorite wine blogging event. I hope that some people delve into their parents’ cellars and pull out some Almaden or Franzia too. Me? For the second month in a row, I’ll have to leave New York wines behind…no one here is doing anything that interesting with packaging.So, join…