Posts Written OnSeptember 25, 2007

LENNDEVOURS Q&A: Kelly Urbanik, Assistant Winemaker, Bedell Cellars

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On Long Island, as in most wine regions, the ‘stars’ are the winemakers, but you rarely hear much about the assistant winemakers and other cellar rats who work hard to produce the wines we enjoy so much. With that in mind, I decided to get in touch with Kelly Urbanik, assistant winemaker at Bedell Cellars and ask her our usually batch of questions. What (and where) was the first bottle of wine you remember drinking? The first wines I remember drinking were the home wines that my Dad and Grandpa made together. My grandpa had a small vineyard, and our…

A Sad Tale of the Drunk and Idiotic in Wine Country

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When it comes to Long Island, or any other wine country, it’s important to remember that there will always be times when—no matter steps a winery takes to avert unfortunate, drunken incidents—a pathetic subset of losers will still act like jerks and ruin the fun for everybody else. With that in mind, I wanted to share a story I heard via email over the weekend from a tasting room manager who will remain nameless for obvious reasons. Out of respect for this individual and other parties involved, I’ll keep my version of the story appropriately anonymous—except for an interesting piece…

Samples and Reviews

Samples Policy and Procedures The New York Cork Report accepts samples and its wine reviews can appear as standalone reviews, in feature articles and as part of “Tasting Table” articles. If you submit wines for review, our commitment to you is to objectively taste and review them and to provide our readers with as much information about the wines as possible. Wines will be tasted over the course of two or more days and often with and without food, more closely mimicking the way our readers actually drink wine. With very few exceptions, if a wine is tasted in one…