Posts Written OnMarch 04, 2008

Wine Chick Wendesday: The Return of a Native

Surely, you’ve heard the expression ‘You can take the girl out of Long Island, but you can’t take Long Island out of the girl’? Plead ignorance on that if you must, but it is a truism if ever there was one. Along with enhancing my innate predilection for strip malls, spandex and merging ‘ing’s with the next vowel, returning home to the Mother Land (or “Muthuh”, if you’re a local) allows me to romp among the fields of plenty. I’m actually un/fortunate enough to hail from the East End of Long Island. Fortunate because I remember being able to walk…

March in canvas Magazine: Paul Dlugokencky, Blind Bat Brewery

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The March 2008 issue of canvas has been published, including my 250-word profile of Paul Dlugokencky, owner/brewer at Blind Bat Brewery in Centerport, NY. As you’ll see in the profile, Paul will be opening (once he gets his state license) what very well may be the smallest commercial brewery in the country. He’s calling it a nanobrewery because he will start making only one barrel per week. I was lucky enough to meet Paul and his wife, Regina, at the LENNDEVOURS/canvas drink local event Saturday night. We spent quite a bit of time talking about the joys of state licensing,…