Posts Written OnMay 16, 2008

In Memoriam: Robert Mondavi


We don’t speak much of wine from the ‘other’ coast here on LENNDEVOURS, but today we have to look to California, saddened by the news that Robert Mondavi has died at the age of 94. Whether you like the wines he was responsible for or his methods of promoting them doesn’t matter. Without him, the American wine industry wouldn’t be what it is today… and I mean that in a good way. He was a great popularizer of wine and a champion for California and the United States. Those in the wine industry who try to appeal to the masses…

Rendezvous with Riesling


By Jason Feulner, Finger Lakes Correspondent Last week, I was fortunate enough to attend the Second Annual Rendezvous with Riesling event at the New York Wine and Culinary Center in Canandaigua, New York. As the name implies, this event brings together sampling of New York wineries, mostly from the Finger Lakes, to showcase their most recent riesling offerings. I highlight some individual wines below. This event also served as my first visit to the Wine and Culinary Center. While I had always assumed that it had something to offer, I’ll admit that I was a bit dismissive of a centralized…