Posts Written OnJanuary 14, 2008

Tumasonis Cellars is Born

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So last year I made some (6 cases to be precise) un-oaked cabernet franc at Raphael out in Peconic. I had "my" own row of vines that I didn’t spend as much time caring for as I had hoped, but the vineyard crew took care of it for me. I did, however, harvest the grapes myself over the course of four back-breaking hours, crushed and de-stemmed the fruit via a hand-cranked machine, and inoculated the result with a strain of yeast popular in the Loire Valley. Then Jackson was born and I missed out on bottling altogether. Oh well, there’s…

Firkin Friday @ Deks a Huge Success

Home brew champion and LENNDEVOURS contributing columnist Donavan Hall has been inviting me to local beer-related events for some time now. In fact, he’d say that it’s been 4 years. I’m not so sure that it’s been that long, but it had been way too long before I finally took him up on it and attended Firkin Friday at Deks in Rocky Point, NY on Friday night. Those in attendance enjoyed the Smuttynose Shoals Pale Ale on cask, as well as several other terrific brews. It was a pleasure to meet fellow members of the Long Island Beer & Malt…

We have a Wine Chick now…one of the originals

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If you’ve been dipping your toe in the wine blogging pool for very long knows "The Wine Chicks,"one of the most irreverent wine blogs around. You may have also noticed that The Wine Chicks seem to have flown the coop — the blog has been on hiatus for a while now. Jay, one of the founding chicks, has let me know that it will be revived in the future, but in the meantime, I’m happy to report that she will be joining the LENNDEVOURS team as a special contributor. I know that Jay has a lot of fans out there,…