Posts Written OnMay 13, 2008

Medolla Vineyards 2003 Merlot (North Fork of Long Island)

Year-to-year weather differences affect every winery. But when you only make a single wine, like say merlot, each year, it has an even larger impact on your business. Take Medolla Vineyards for example. Owned by John and Denise Medolla, this new procucer snuck up on me last spring their first release — a 2002 merlot.  2002 is considered by many to be an above average years for Long Island merlot and that wine is a classic North Fork merlot that, at $22, is one of the best deals in local vino. It straddles the line between Old and New World…

Announcing WBC3: To Cork or Not to Cork

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I don’t have a lot of time for reading these days. Between a busy day job, a burgeoning freelance career and the exhaustion that chasing a 16-month old around causes, reading has fallen down the priority list lately. I still have the best intentions. I try to go to bed a little early so I can read for an hour or so before actually going to sleep. Of course that just leads to me waking up a couple hours later with the book on my chest and the lights still on. This might seem like a weird way to announce…