Posts Written OnDecember 03, 2007

Soliciting Feedback on My Wine Label

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So I’ve been playing around with the label ideas for my 2006 cabernet franc for way too long. At first I was going to name the wine after Jackson. But then I decided that because this wine was "born" in 2006 (with Jackson born in 2007) that didn’t make sense. Of course, I wanted to have him mentioned somehow, but in a fun way. So, I’ve decided that my little negociant label will be named Jax Cellars. Any wine, beer, vinegar, etc. that I make will carry this name I think. And, you can see what I’m working on for…

4th Annual Menu For Hope: Coming Soon

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Menu For Hope, the food and wine blogger charity drive started the hugely popular and philanthropic Pim will be started on December 10 and running through until the 21 this year. If you’re not familiar with the charity drive, it’s quite simple. Bloggers around the world contribute gifts, and people can buy raffle tickets for the prizes they’d like to win. Over $60,000 was raised last year for the UN’s World Food Program. As you may remember, I went a little  overboard last year with the gifts I gathered from Long Island wine country. This year, I’m going to scale…

The 2007 Vintage and Howard Goldberg, the Wine Curmudgeon

Over the weekend, you may have seen Howard Goldberg’s "Long Island Vines" column in the New York Times, which focuses on Long Island’s 2007 vintage and it’s potential quality. He starts the column with quotes from Charles Massoud of Paumanok Vineyards and Roman Roth of Wolffer Estate, two of Long Island’s most respected vintners. The quotes mirrored what I’ve heard from local grape growers and winemakers. John Levenberg, winemaker at Bedell Cellars told me that 2007 was a "a great growing season with plenty of heat and good sunshine, punctuated by bouts of rain that happened upon us when our…