If you’re a lover of Long Island wines, the name Robin Meredith might be a familiar one to you.

Robin is the former co-owner of Broadfields Wine Cellars and The
Tasting Room, and a reformed wine snob who used to become paralyzed by
the mere thought of having to order a cocktail. He and his wife Karen
are currently living in New York City and planning their eventual move
to Santa Fe, New Mexico, where they will almost certainly not be
planting another vineyard.

In the meantime, Robin has become completely obsessed with New York
City’s thriving cocktail culture. So in addition to his strategic
planning work for a Fortune 1000 information solutions company, he will
be reporting for LENNDEVOURS on new and exotic ingredients, highlights
(and lowlights) of the Manhattan cocktail scene, classic cocktail
recipes, tools, techniques and events.

He hasn’t completely turned his
back on wine: he is currently a student in the WSET diploma and has
ambitions to someday establish a wine education and consulting practice
in New Mexico.

Please welcome Robin aboard. Beyond bourbon with one ice cube, cocktails are something I know little about.