Posts Written OnJuly 16, 2007

Wine Blogging Wednesday #36: Let’s Get Naked

Now that I have your attention, let’s get down to business. Next month, on August 8 to be exact, we’ll be celebrating the three-year anniversary of Wine Blogging Wednesday. Actually, in the early days, it was called World Wide Wine Blogging Wednesday. But, participants quickly streamlined the name and the rest is Internet history. What started out as a few hardcore wine blogging geeks has really grown into more than I could have imagined. For that, I am grateful. Thank you to every person who has ever participated. But let’s stop looking back…let’s look forward. The theme for WBW #36…

WBW #35 Roundup Posted

The roundup for WBW #35: Passionate Spain has been posted over at My Wine Education. It looks like we had just over 40 participants, many of whom reviewed multiple wines. As Michelle mentions in the roundup, I’ll be hosting August’s edition of Wine Blogging Wednesday. It’s going to be a special edition for a number of reasons beyond the fact that it’s the 3-year anniversary of the first WBW. But more on that later. For now, check out the roundup and a hearty thanks goes out to Michelle and Kevin for hosting.

WTN: Lamoreaux Landing 2006 Dry Riesling (Finger Lakes)

So I still haven’t decided what, if any, rating system I’m going to start using when I review wines here on LENNDEVOURS. That’s part of the reason that there haven’t been as many tasting notes as there usually is. The other reason is that sometimes I just plain don’t feel like sitting down and "tasting" wine. Sometimes you just want to drink wine, right? But, I sat down last night with three recent releases from Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars up in the Finger Lakes. One (a chardonnay) was corked and you’ll be reading about the Gew├╝rztraminer plenty here in the…

New Wines for New Times

By Finger Lakes Correspondent Jason Feulner In the last few years the Finger Lakes region has attracted a plethora of media attention for its improving wine. This attention hasn’t just attracted tasters and consumers. It’s attracted entrepreneurs as well. The abundance of cheap agricultural land along the beautiful shores of the lakes offer quite an opportunity for those who want to break into the wine business. Despite the fact that the region already boasts over 90 wineries, there is room, at least physically, for many more. Hence, new wineries have popped up all over the place. In this article, Alex…