Archive for April, 2013
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Vineyard Visuals: Southold Farm + Cellar Begins to Plant its Vineyard — with “Weird Grapes”

The folks at Southold Farm + Cellar, they of the successful Kickstarter campaign, started planting their vineyard yesterday and co-owner Regan Meador sent me a few photos of the action. “We’re going to end up with a...



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The Red Hook Winery 2009 Pier Forty-One

I’ve had a difficult time finding much information online (or anywhere else) about this Red Hook Winery 2009 Pier Forty-One ($25), but from the front label I know that it is made by Robert Foley, one of two partners/consu...



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Gorton Joins NYCR Team as Long Island Correspondent

You may know my good friend Michael Gorton from his Long Island-focused wine blog Undertaking Wine the only wine blog I know of run by someone who earns a living as an undertaker and funeral director. Well, as of today, heR...



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Atwater Estate Vineyards 2010 Moffett Block Blaufrankisch

Some think that pinot noir is the future red wine star of the Finger Lakes — and that may be true. But for right now, I’ve been most impressed by the latest crop of Blaufrankisch-based wines I’ve tasted from t...



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New York Wine in the UK: Progress and Hurdles

If you didn’t read my introduction to the New York Cork Report it might be worth reading before continuing with this article. For those that don’t have the time — hello, my name is Will, and I sell New York wine in th...




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Arrowhead Spring Vineyards 2010 Cabernet Franc

I’ve enjoyed many of co-owner/winemaker Duncan Ross’ wines from Arrowhead Spring Vineyards in the past, but his cabernet franc remained elusive — mainly because it’s typically only available in the winer...



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Crooked Ladder Brewing Company: It’s What’s Brewing on Main Street (Riverhead)

Four years ago, brothers Steven and David Wirth, along with friend and brewer, Duffy Griffiths, got the idea to open a brewery.  After years of toiling with town codes and renovating their space, 15 new fermenters are finally ...



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Heron Hill Winery 2010 Pinot Noir

Heron Hill Winery 2010 Pinot Noir ($15) offers a somewhat muted nose of wild strawberries,  flowers and brown sugar that leads into a light-bodied palate that is a bit juicy but generally soft. Flavors of red berries and cherr...



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Harmony Vineyards Launches Free Summer-Long Classic Jazz Albums Live Concert Series

Hot summer night?  Why not cool off near the Long Island Sound with some local wine and a live jazz band? Harmony Vineyards is set to combine the harmonious flavors of its finely crafted wine with the harmonious sounds of some...



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Empire State Cellars Wine Club: May 2013 Selections

The May shipment of the Empire State Cellars Wine Club will go out to members in a week or so — meaning that it’s time to announce my selections. If you’re not familiar with the club, you can learn more here. “Hello Ne...