Archive for June, 2013
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Leo Family Wines 2007 Red

When someone asked me recently if I’d ever tasted Leo Family Wines 2007 Red ($40), I scoured this site for my review… and couldn’t find one. Anywhere. The answer is yes — I’ve had this wine numerou...



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My Perfect Wine Cellar, For Now

If you already own the wine cellar of your dreams, you can stop reading. I suspect that very few people will stop reading on this basis. While this subject has been blogged about and written about quite often, I think that’s ...



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Stéphane Toutoundji, Famed French Oenologist Visits Long Island

For the second year in a row the six members of the Long Island Merlot Alliance hired a noted Bordeaux oenologist, this time Stéphane Toutoundji,  to visit each member vineyard, winery and lab. He arrived on Monday, June 3. ...



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In Death, a Finger Lakes Grower’s Impact, Achievements are Made Clear

In the final days of his life, when 53-year-old Paul Wellington didn’t have the strength to feed himself, Tom Higgins would make the drive over and offer to hold Paul’s bowl, or spoon. Or his hand. Higgins had become a clos...



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What We Drank (June 18, 2013)

Here is a sampling of what our editors and contributors were drinking last week: Len Dest: Anton Bauer 2012 Gmörk Vineyard Gruner Veltliner Grüner veltliner is the signature grape of Austria and the best wines are made from t...




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Boundary Breaks Vineyard 2011 No. 198 Reserve Riesling

If you like balanced, low-alcohol riesling affected by botrytis — also known as noble rot — Boundary Breaks Vineyard 2011 No. 198 Reserve Riesling ($30) is a fine example. I do like those types of wines, by the way....



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Menu Announced for NYCR “Drink New York” Dinner on July 11

Tonight, I’m excited to announce the menu, pricing and how to make reservations for our “Drink New York” dinner in a few weeks. Chef Lia Fallon has come up with an inventive menu that I think is going to showc...



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LISW: Long Island’s Force for Vineyard Sustainability

On Thursday, June 6,  Bedell Cellars hosted a celebration of the first anniversary of an important new project in Long Island wine country — Long Island Sustainable Winegrowing (LISW). It is the first certified susta...



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Lenz Winery 2010 Pinot Gris

Far from your neighbor’s cheap pinot grigio, Lenz Winery 2010 Pinot Gris ($25), shows off the ripeness of the 2010 growing season in its intensity. Apple and musk melon aromas are accented by notes of white flowers and a ...



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Silver Thread Vineyard 2011 Pinot Noir

One hallmark of a grape well suited to a region is how it performs in non-ideal growing seasons. This Silver Thread Vineyard 2011 Pinot Noir ($22) is the forth or fifth 2011 Finger Lakes pinot noir to impress. Maybe those focus...