Posts Written OnFebruary 21, 2007

Lisa Granik’s Op-Ed Discussed in the Long Island Business News

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I missed this while I was out of the blogging game for a couple weeks, but Jeff Miller of Long Island Business News wrote a piece about Lisa Granik’s semi-recent op-ed in the New York Times. I’m heavily quoted in the piece, even though I wasn’t interviewed directly. Instead, Miller  used quotes from my own response to the op-ed. He also used information from responses sent to the Times by local vintners. Regardless, his story sure doesn’t make Ms. Granik look like she knows what she’s talking about–particularly given the quote from Richard Olsen-Harbich (who also contributes to this blog)…

A LENNDEVOURS Pork and Pinot Tasting

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When it comes to food-friendly versatility, it’s hard to do any better than pinot noir. But, as you may have noticed, there aren’t many pinots made on Long Island and those that are out there tend to be extremely inconsistent year to year or extremely expensive for the quality. Of course, there is a reason for both the up-and-down quality and the sometimes-hefty price tags—pinot noir is extremely difficult to grow even under the best conditions. It is quite tolerant of cool and cold growing conditions, but because it is an early-leafing variety, it is extremely susceptible to spring frosts.…

Congratulations to the Winners of the 2007 American Wine Blog Awards

Sadly, LENNDEVOURS didn’t win in either category in which it was a finalist. But, I’m not one for sour grapes (pun intended). It probably didn’t help any that I was the only blog in the category that wasn’t tied to some sort of corporate entity. You know, I’m an old school blog. Some great blogs won and hopefully these awards brought some much-deserved attention to the wine blogging community. Congrats to the winners. And thanks to Tom Wark for putting this together. And most important of all — thank you to all of you who voted for LENNDEVOURS. Maybe we’ll…