The Long Island wine community lost another of its pillars earlier this week when Dr. Herodotus “Dan” Damianos died of pulmonary fibrosis. Dr. Dan as he was known to most, Founded Pindar Vineyards in 1980 and was a great populizer of Long Island wine, gaining wide distribution for his wines and¬†seeing his tasting room packed with tourists. I didn’t know him well, but I know that he was well respected by his colleagues within the New York wine community. The Long Island Wine Council posted this tribute yesterday: “The Long Island wine community is mourning the passing of a regional…