Posts Written OnJuly 01, 2014

TasteCamp 2014 Invites Writers to Explore Hudson River Valley Wine Country


Today, I’m thrilled to announce that our TasteCamp will take place October 10-12, 2014 and that we’re bringing it back to New York — in the Hudson River Region. Somewhat sandwiched between New York’s two most prominent fine wine regions, the Hudson River Region doesn’t get the attention that it deserves. Historically, the region has been known for the types of sweet, hybrid grape-based wines that appeal to tourists rather than fine wine lovers, but over the past decade that’s changed significantly. Hybrids are still quite common, but through improved viticultural and cellar practices, quality has never been better. And,…

Castello di Borghese Owner, Marco Borghese, Dies After a Car Accident

Photo Courtesy of The Suffolk Times

It’s hard to believe that five year have passed since Long Island winery owners Christian Wolffer and Bob Palmer, as well as respected vineyard manager Ben Sisson passed away. Over the past week, the Long Island wine community has lost two more pillars — Ann Marie and Marco Borghese, just days apart. Details on Ann Marie’s passing are few and far between, but I’ve been told that she died after a short fight with cancer. As reported by The Suffolk Times, Marco died last night as the result of a car accident in Wading River: Marco Borghese, a pillar of Long Island’s…