By Lenn Thompson, Executive Editor

Roses I received a press release from the Long Island Wine Council today about this year's Run for the Roses Festival and wanted to pass it along the list of participating wineries and the specials they are running for the month.

I was disappointed, however to learn that there is no longer a charity component to this program, which raised money for CancerCare last year.

According to Steve Bate, executive director of the Council, "Participating wineries are being asked to contribute to the Wine Council