Posts Written OnApril 09, 2007

LENNDEVOURS Meet Up…Revisited

Okay. This blog has been a big part of my life (and I hope at least a little part of yours) for over three years now. I’ve threatened several times to have a get together/party/meet up/whatever you want to call it, but it’s never quite happened. 2007 is the year that all changes. So, if you’re interested in getting together not only with the LENNDEVOURS crew but also your fellow readers, let me know by leaving a comment on this post. Right now I’m trying to find a winery to host the event and of course we’ll work out wine…

Outer Coastal Plain Piece at Appellation America

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I know that you guys probably think that I never write about anything that isn’t New York related. That’s simply not true. Today on Appellation America they’ve published a feature that I wrote that has nothing to do with New York. In fact, it’s about a new AVA alllll the way in…New Jersey. I also got to taste a few different wines from that region in the Garden State. And while a couple weren’t worth mentioning, one was really impressive. So, head on over and check it out. And, Long Island actually did creep into the story. Sorry guys.

Can’t Wait for My Birthday

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Normally, I try to downplay my birthday. I really don’t like the attention of big parties and the like. I’ve never been someone that enjoys the lime light. But this year, I’m very excited about my birthday. Why? Nena told me recently that she’s taking me to North Fork Table & Inn on the 28th for dinner to celebrate. That’s why. Every since it opened, I’ve been hearing from local winemakers and wine types that this is the best restaurant on the North Fork and very well may be the best restaurant on Long Island already. But, between Nena being…

Schneider Vineyards’ Roanoke Point Vineyard Sold

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I heard over the weekend that Schneider Vineyard’s recently sold their Roanoke Point vineyard, which is predominantly planted with cabernet franc. I don’t have a ton of details, but I was sorry to hear that the buyers have no desire to keep the property planted under vines. Instead they are going to have an equestrian farm and house there instead. Sad to see any vineyard plantings go, but at least Roanoke Point won’t be replaced by condos.

Ballad of the Pour Man and the Well-Known Wine Reviewer

By Christopher Watkins As if, in opposite corners, our trainers had just told us to “Go out there and get ‘em,” we square off, I on the wine side of the bar, you on the other. What, I wonder, is there in your armor in the way of a weak spot? I speak slowly, but the grim cast never leaves the set-in hardlines of your lips. I move precisely, careful not to tear the foil or break the cork or spill the wine. I marvel at your nose, how it reaches, like a hand, into the deep crimson bowl. I…

Long Island Dines: Farmer Bar (Cutchogue, NY)

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On Saturday afternoon, with my mom and sister in town for Easter (and to see Jackson) we did a quick North Fork wine jaunt so that my family could buy some wine. You see, they live outside of Pittsburgh, PA…where LI wines aren’t available and can’t be shipped. Great country we live in isn’t it? Anyway, after stopping at Roanoke Vineyards and Lieb Family Cellars (two of their favorites) we were hungry and decided to go to Farmer Bar, a little BBQ place that I’ve enjoyed quite a bit on previous visits. This trip was a little disappointing, but not…