Posts Written OnSeptember 19, 2007

Introducing Sasha Smith, LENNDEVOURS’ New York City Correspondent

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As many of you know, I have a full-time job half-way out on Long Island, which makes attending wine events in NYC nearly impossible during the week. It’s been a source of frustration on my part for some time now, but there isn’t much I can do without quitting my job, failing to pay my mortgage, forcing my family to live on the street, etc. Then LENNDEVOURS’ newest correspondent came along. Her name is Sasha Smith and she’ll be covering NYC goings on and events when I can’t. Sasha has written about food and wine for numerous publications, including Time…

The New York Cork Report Team

  The New York Cork Report Editors at work during the NYCR 2009 ‘Wines of the Year’ tasting. Lenn Thompson, Founder and Editor-in-ChiefLenn Thompson, a proud Pittsburgh, PA native, moved to Long Island a decade ago and promptly fell in love with the region’s dynamic and emerging wine industry. An Internet marketing guru by profession, he founded NewYorkCorkReport.com in early 2004 to share his passion for the wines of New York and give the region the coverage it deserves. In six short years, the site has become the premier source for independent New York wine commentary, reviews and news. Formerly…

WTN: Sonoma-Cutrer Chardonnays (Sonoma)

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I’ve taken more a few swipes at California wines over the years. I’ve called them over-oaked. I’ve deemed them "wines without elegance”. And I’ve panned their high levels of alcohol. One of the most-frequent targets for my detestation is California chardonnay—which is often guilty of all three infractions.  I’m the first to admit it—I can be judgmental. Sometimes fairly. Sometimes unfairly. And, I think that a lot of wine writers are guilty of making broad generalizations more often than they should. I’m certainly guilty of it. I don’t loathe every wine made on the West Coast—far from it. After Long…