Posts Written OnMarch 04, 2014

Treleaven Wines 2012 Semi-Dry Riesling

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  Peachy and floral on the nose with notes of gritty pear and a touch of clover honey, Treleaven Wines 2010 Semi-Dry Riesling ($15) is a fresh, friendly example of Finger Lakes riesling. The mouth-watering, crunchy palate offers similar pear and peach fruit character with honeysuckle and citrus overtones. Subtle sweetness fills out the mid-palate, leading into a nearly dry, grapefruity finish with plenty of cut. Harvest Date(s): October 2 ABV: 11.3% RS: 3.5% TA: 12 g/L pH: 2.9 Production: 1,991 cases Price: $15* (3 out of 5, Very good/Recommended)

Long Island Welcomes SingleCut Beersmiths

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Last week SingleCut Beersmiths of Astoria, Queens started selling its beer on Long Island. Although there was no bridge separating Long Islanders from the in-house brewed beers of SingleCut, it took them a couple of years to establish themselves in the borough that has become a hotspot for small, start-up breweries. In 2012, Singlecut was one of the first breweries to open in Queens since prohibition and has since been joined by names like Rockaway Brewing Company, Finback Brewery and nano-breweries Big Alice Brewing and Bridge and Tunnel Brewery. Last Wednesday, Hoptron Brewtique celebrated SingleCut’s arrival by bringing in seven…