Posts Written OnJanuary 20, 2008

WTN: Lieb Family Cellars 2004 Bridge Lane Bubbly (North Fork of Long Island)

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Lieb Family Cellars’ Blanc de Blancs, made entirely using the pinot blanc grape, has long been a favorite (look for a review and rating later this week). But at $35, it’s not the sort of bubbly we can keep on hand for casual consumption. Luckily, they’ve recently introduced a sparkler under as part of their second-label Bridge Lane product  line — a 2004 Bridge Lane Bubbly ($27). Bright and impressively flavorful from the first refreshing sip, this affordable bubbly is made with 60%  pinot noir and 40% chardonnay by French-born Gilles Martin (formerly of Martha Clara Vineyards and currently winemaker…

Sunday Baby Blogging

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I can’t believe that this little guy is going to be 1 at the end of the month. I also can’t believe how his gear has overtaken our living room. I guess it will only get worse, right? His birthday party is next Saturday. Nena spent yesterday making meatballs. This week she’ll make sauce and lasagna. Her mom and sister are bringing the rest of the food. I’m handling the wine and my parents are bringing some beer from my hometown. 25 people in our little house is going to be ‘cozy’ but we’ll have fun. We are also taking…

WTN: Brooklyn Oenology 2005 Chardonnay (North Fork of Long Island)

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A couple weeks ago, Sasha wrote about Brooklyn Oenology’s debut this fall. Eating local has become a part of every day life for many of us, but drinking local hasn’t quite caught on. But, as we all think about how we can reduce our carbon footprints, drinking wines made closer to home makes perfect sense. Shipping wine across the country or around the world — in those heavy bottles — burns a lot of fossil fuel, emitting a whole lot of carbon dioxide. For Brooklynites, Alie Shaper owner of and winemaker for Brooklyn Oenology (BOE) is making it that much…