Posts Written OnApril 18, 2012

Welcome to the New New York Cork Report


Welcome to the new New York Cork Report! For weeks (months?) we’ve been working behind the scenes to migrate more than 3,300 posts from the old system over to this new one, cleaning up non-New York posts (the site didn’t start with a New York focus, after all) and redoing the categories and information architecture. In essence, we’re been maintaining two sites for over a month — loading content into both systems because the bulk migration was done, but the new site just wasn’t ready.  It’s time to cut the cord and leave TypePad. Is this new site as perfect…

The New York Cork Report Tasting Table — April 17, 2012


I keep trying to retire the “Tasting Table” series, but my recently chaotic day job along with the all-consuming reality of an infant and a 5-year old have once again reminded me that no matter how obsessed I am with local wines, beers etc. and this website — it’s still a hobby. Add to that the fact that we’ll be cutting over to our new site design and platform soon (maybe even next week) and Tasting Table remains a valuable tool. I’d like to start things off at the new site fresh. Tasting Table will not be a part of…

TasteCamp 2012 in Northern Virginia is Just Around the Corner


The organizers of TasteCamp are gearing up for an exciting weekend of wine discovery that will bring some 40 bloggers and writers from all over the United States and Canada to Loudoun County and Northern Virginia, May 4-6, 2012. The program for the weekend has steadily taking shape over the past few weeks, with some great additions to the three-day experience now confirmed. A Great Finish at Linden The weekend’s final vineyard visit, on Sunday morning, will almost be worth the trip in itself:Linden Vineyards. As Jancis Robinson put it in a recent article in the Financial Times: “A key figure…