Posts Written OnMarch 09, 2007

WTN: Corey Creek Vineyards 2005 Cabernet Franc

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Despite the obvious success of Merlot on the North Fork, there are many people – myself included – who get just as excited about Cabernet Franc. This grape, a more subdued, more feminine genetic parent of Cabernet Sauvignon thrives in our climate. Fill a blind-tasting table with Long Island Cabernet Franc, however, and you’ll taste almost as many styles as there are wineries – from un-oaked, Chinon-style reds best suited to casual foods and young drinking all the way up to rich, strenuously oaked wines that can cellar well and seem almost Sauvignon-like in their flavor profile. Vintage variation and…

Where is the Long Island Wine & Culinary Center?

First, the New York Wine & Grape Foundation opened up the New York Wine & Culinary Center in Canandaigua. That made sense to me. The NYWGF is headquartered in the Finger Lakes and that region also has the most wineries. But the news that the NYWGF received a state grant to explore the possibility of opening a similar, but scaled-down version in the Hudson Valley region strikes me as an odd choice. I’m a big supporter of the Hudson Valley region and it’s wines, but why put a center there? The wineries are spread out quite a bit geographically throughout…