Announcing NYCR Tasting Reports: Starting with 2012 Rosé

Posted April 2, 2013 by Lenn Thompson in Features


One of my top goals for this website in 2013 is the addition of vintage and tasting reports that span regions for a variety of grapes or styles of wine. The idea of a comprehensive tasting (or tastings) for — say 2010 merlots or 2012 rieslings — isn’t a new one, but I don’t know of anyone else doing it for New York wine.

The logistics and mechanics of doing these tastings are a bit daunting for a website published by part-time-but-passionate lovers of local wine — not to mention the writing of the reports — but I feel strongly about it, so we’re going to dive in head first.

The New York Cork Report will conduct its first such tasting — focusing on 2012 rosé — in late May and the full report will be published in mid-June.

Over the next several weeks, the team will be working hard to gather as many wines as we can for this tasting (as well as choosing a location and format for it). I mentioned this tasting on Twitter last week and several wineries have already contacted me, but if you’re a New York winery that would like to send us wines, I’d invite you to do so using our wine submission form.