Posts Written OnSeptember 03, 2012

Harvest 2012: Estate Seyval Blanc at Hudson-Chatham Winery


From Hudson-Chatham Winery owner Carlo DeVito:   [quote] We harvested approximately one ton of seyval blanc from our North Creek Vineyard, Block 1 location yesterday. Brix were at 21. We would have actually let it sit longer, but extreme bird pressure and deer pressure led us to pick it earlier than we would have liked. We had several growing experts come in a take a look at it and help us make our calculation to pick. All agreed that we had excellent fruit, and nice production. We’ve found bird pressure immense this year. Possibly, with the drought-like conditions in the…

Len Dest, Former Director of Long Island Merlot Alliance, Joins NYCR

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I’ve known Len Dest for several years now, having first met him when he was serving as the first director of the Long Island Merlot Alliance (now known as Merliance). Over the years we’ve had several interesting, honest discussions about wine and the business of wine. Often, Len has shared his opinions about Long Island wine as it relates to other regions he’s lived in and visited extensively — California and Oregon. He brings a unique perspective to the team and his contributions should prove to be provocative and insightful. He splits his time between Manhattan, the North Fork and Florida, so…