Posts Written OnOctober 07, 2013

2012 New York Rosé: Some Standouts, But Mostly Mediocrity


When I endeavored to write the New York Cork Report’s first-ever comprehensive vintage/style report, I deemed rosé the target. Rarely profound, mostly affordable and made by a wide array of New York wineries — it just seemed like a good place to start. I’d treat it almost like a practice run for more “serious” categories in the future. But, mid-way into the tasting, I realized that rosé was anything but an easy a place to start. I was joined for this tasting by three members of the local wine community — Andrew Rockwell, Laboratory Director at Premium Wine Group, Regan Meador,…

It’s Regional Wine Week — So Drink Local (As If You Weren’t Already)


I don’t mention it often here on the site, but in addition to writing about New York wines here and in various print publications, I’m also on the board of directors for Drink Local Wine, and organization dedicated to telling the story of American wine in its entirety — from coast to coast across the Americas. In addition to putting on an annual conference that we move from region to region, we also organize Regional Wine Week, which runs from October 6-12. It’s the sixth annual such week and once again we invite writers from across the continent post stories…