Archive for May, 2014
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Kontokosta Winery — The Winery at the End of the World (Or at Least the North Fork)

If you’re driving out from mid-Island, Greenport’s only winery seems like it’s located at the end of the earth. As you pass more familiar faces on the North Road (Hi Sparkling Pointe! What’s up, One Woman?), you wonder ...



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What We Drank (May 28, 2014)

Lindsay Prichard, Finger Lake Correspondent: Bellangelo 2010 Fifty/50 As Memorial Day was winding down on Monday night, I decided to check the wine cellar to find a wine that would pair well with the latest History Channel min...



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The 2012 Finger Lakes Vintage: Finally, the Hype is not Hyperbole

“Don’t judge me by the size of my parents’ house.” These were the words a friend said to me in ninth grade before I came to hang out. He was concerned that I might judge him based on the opulence in which he was being r...



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Ithaca Beer Company “Ground Break” American-Style Saison

Ithaca Beer Company is one of my go-to brewers when I’m upstate (anywhere north of Westchester for us Long Islanders). They have a solid lineup, yet the brown ale and “Flower Power” IPA are always my favorites. This saiso...



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Winter Vine Damage Not Widespread on Long Island — But it’s Out There

This past winter was a rough one across much of the northeast, with lots of snow and some of the coldest temperatures in recent years. As my colleague Evan Dawson wrote last month, those temperatures will have a not-insignifica...




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5 Questions with… Ian Barry, Barry Family Cellars

For most New York Cork Report readers the name Ian Barry probably isn’t a new one. Barry, most recently winemaker at Villa Bellangelo has also held winemaking positions in the Finger Lakes at Keuka Lake Vineyards, Swedish...



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“2010 Reds Tasting Report” Canceled

When we announced our first “Tasting Report” tasting of 2014 back in early April, we miscalculated something — just how many of New York’s wineries were still selling 2010 reds or had them available. Des...



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Finger Lakes Flooding Leaves Devastation but Minimal Impact on Wine Industry

On Tuesday night, May 13, northern Keuka Lake in the Finger Lakes was hit with the most severe storms it’s had since Hurricane Agnes in 1972. Reports say that between 4 and 9 inches of rain fell, coming largely in two wav...



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Silver Thread Vineyard 2012 Blackbird

Well-priced, fresh and food friendly, Silver Thread Vineyard 2012 Blackbird ($22) is a blend of 68% cabernet franc, 21% merlot, 11% cabernet sauvignon — and you can smell taste all that cab franc. Black cherry and red ra...



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Southold Farm + Cellar Isn’t Really About Weird Grapes

At their core, Kickstarter campaigns are about two things — garnering attention and getting funding for whatever project it is that you’re undertaking. By most any measure, Southold Farm + Cellar‘s campaign i...