Archive for August, 2013
chelus

Chelus to Join NYCR Team Covering Niagara and Lake Erie Regions

Michael Chelus is a life-long Western New Yorker.  His passion and knowledge of wine derive from growing-up in an Italian-American family and his studies in Italy.  His love of fine wine has led him to discover and become ena...



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Peconic Bay Winery 2011 “Lot #7″ Merlot

Peconic Bay Winery “Lot #7″ Merlot ($15) is 100% merlot from Peconic Bay Winery’s estate vineyards, and offers a high-toned, plummy nose with notes of plum skin, violets and cranberry. Light bodied and framed ...



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A Dream Realized: Kemmeter Wines Opens on Seneca Lake

The west side of Seneca Lake is home to a regular rush of winery traffic, no small part of which is limos, or buses, or limo buses if you prefer. They can be loud and pleasant, or loud and unpleasant, but there is near-constant...



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Bellwether Wine Cellars 2012 A&D Vineyard Wild Ferment Riesling

As I mentioned last week, Bellwether Wine Cellars is open for business, having opened its doors with a pinot noir and three rieslings available for tasting and purchase. The first thing you’ll notice about Bellwether Win...



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Moved by a New York Wine: Forge Cellars 2011 Pinot Noir Les Alliés (Jim Silver, Peconic Bay Winery and Empire State Cellars)

Editor’s Note: Thank you to Jim Silver for the first story in our new “Moved by a New York Wine” series. If a New York wine has moved you, let us know. I discovered my love of Burgundy on a class trip throug...




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Lenz Winery 2008 Estate Selection Merlot

Lenz Winery and winemaker Eric Fry have earned their reputation on the backs of old-school, Old World-styled wines made on the North Fork of Long Island. What isn’t discussed nearly enough, however, is the value their win...



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New Series: “Moved by a New York Wine”

On Monday morning, we’ll publish the first installment of what we hope will be an interesting new series of stories here on the site — “Moved by a New York Wine.” For this series, we’re inviting Ne...



Keuka Springs Riesling Governors Cup 2013

Keuka Spring Vineyards to Host Governor’s Cup Award Winner Sunset Dinner

Keuka Spring Vineyards is taking full advantage of their recent Governor’s Cup Award victory from last week’s New York Wine & Food Classic Competition and is planning a sunset dinner party next Friday, August 30 from 5...



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Food Reviewers: Stop Complaining About “Small” Portions

If the Internet has made everyone a critic, then most critics handing out one star on Yelp are idiots. This is not to say that some restaurants don’t deserve one star. The problem is that this country seems addicted to po...



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Brooklyn Oenology: A Sense of Place — and Community

Brooklyn Oenology (BOE) isn’t what you think of when you think of a winery. There you won’t find vineyards, a barrel room, tanks or even a cellar. But don’t be mistaken — it’s a serious winery, albeit in an ur...