Posts Written OnMarch 03, 2008

Len Dest Joins LIMA as Executive Director

The Long Island Merlot Alliance (LIMA) has been pretty quiet lately, hasn’t it? After its formation in late 2005 and the subsequent release of their co-produced, 2004 Merliance Merlot ($35), they have kept a rather low profile. Last summer, they sponsored an intern here on Long Island, but I don’t think any of the results from his research have been published yet. I think this latest bit of news might mark the beginning of more public activities for the group. LIMA has appointed Len Dest as its Executive Director. He will be charged with taking the Alliance to the next…

LENNDEVOURS/canvas Magazine “Drink Local” Wine Event a Success

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(All photographs courtesy of Alex M Wolff Photography) Saturday night’s LENNDEVOURS/canvas Magazine wine event went off without so much as a hiccup, let alone a hitch. We had more than 70 people show up (a great turnout), the food was delicious and the wines were equally so. I’d like to thank Melissa from Lieb Family Cellars, Janel from Macari Vineyards, and Joann and Janet from Raphael for bringing and pouring their wines. They were extremely well received as I heard when I "worked the room" chatting with those in attendance. Also, a hearty thank you to Chris and the crew…