Posts Written OnSeptember 17, 2007

My Homer Simpson Moment (aka Cider Doughnuts from “The Carrot Barn” in Schoharie, NY)

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Behold, a cider doughnut from Schoharie Valley Farms, known to locals simply as The Carrot Barn. I had never had a fresh cider doughnut until I met Nena and she first took me to this farm/market/cafe for the first time. But boy oh boy, I love these things. Tender. Gently spiced. Cakey and moist. Sprinkled with sugar. I could eat them by the dozen. Luckily, Nena is aware of my affection and only buys me one or two most of the time…otherwise I’d end up with Homer Simpson’s build. Nena was upstate this weekend with Jackson and brought a few…

WBW #37 Roundup Posted | WBW #38 Announced

In case you missed it, the good doctor has posted the roundup for Wine Blogging Wendesday #37 Go Native. And, I’m happy and proud to report that a record 52 entries were submitted. Thanks, Tyler, for hosting and for drumming up so many participants. Perhaps our new event portal has helped as well. And, the WBW train keeps moving forward as well, with one of my favorite blogs, Catavino hosting. For anyone who knows Ryan and Gabriella, it should come as no shock that they have chosen Portuguese wines for the them, but with a few caveats. I’m not going…

New York Cork Club: September Selections

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I have to tell you, I really love my job. Well, I like my day job too, but picking the wines for the New York Cork Club is a lot of fun. Wineries from all over New York are very excited about it and have been asking me to taste all sorts of wines–some good, some bad, some awful, some awesome. For September’s shipment, we’ve put together a duo that is perfect for this time of year. As we head into fall, we’ll still have the occasional hot, summer-like day. For those days, I’ve included Atwater Estate Vineyards Estate White…