Posts Written OnJune 17, 2013

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 showcase the wines exceedingly well — all for $85 plus tax and gratuity. We only have around 40 seats for this dinner, so if you’d like to join us, please call the restaurant at (631) 284-9300 to reserve your spot. Welcome Reception Raw Bar Shrimp Cocktail, Clams and Oysters on the Half Shell, Calamari Salad Arrowhead Spring Vineyards 2010 “Naked” Chardonnay Amuse…

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 sustainable program for eastern U.S. vineyards, and covers the “North Fork of Long Island” and “The Hamptons, Long Island, New York” AVAs. This not-for-profit organization was conceived in April of last year when Rich Olsen-Harbich (Bedell Cellars), Barbara Shinn (Shinn Estate Vineyards), Larry Perrine (Channing Daughters Winery), and Jim Thompson (Martha Clara Vineyards) set out to establish a list of guidelines for implementing sustainable practices in local vineyards. \Upon completing the…

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 drizzle of honey. The dry, medium-bodied palate is fruity up front, showing sweet, concentrated apple and pear flavors again accented by honey and subtle spice. Gentle creaminess on the mid-palate is quickly sliced through by fresh, citrusy acidity that carries through on the medium-length finish. Producer: Lenz Winery AVA: North Fork of Long Island ABV: 12.5% Price: $25* (2.5 out of 5, Average-to-Very Good)  …