Lenn Thompson, a proud Pittsburgh, PA native, moved to Long Island over a decade ago and quickly fell in love with the region’s dynamic and emerging wine community. An Internet marketing guru and writer by profession, he founded NewYorkCorkReport.com in early 2004 to share his passion for the wines, beers and spirits of New York State and give the region the coverage it deserves.
Since then, the site has become the premier source for independent New York wine commentary, reviews and news.
Formerly the editor of the Long Island Wine Gazette, a contributor to Edible Brooklyn, wine columnist for Hamptons.com and regional editor for Appellation America covering the Long Island and Hudson River Valley regions, Lenn contributes to Edible East End, Palate Press, Patch and is the wine columnist for Dan’s Papers in the Hamptons.
Lenn was also recently elected to the board of the Drink Local Wine organization, and is the creator and founder of TasteCamp, a yearly regional wine immersion event for writers and bloggers.
An admitted riesling and cabernet franc fanatic, he’s intensely passionate about eating drinking local and the many local wine regions of America.
Lenn lives in Sound Beach, NY with his wife Nena, four year-old son Jackson and trusty beagle, Ben Roethlisbeagle.