When I launched this site, it was because there was very little being written about the Long Island (and eventually New York) wines I was discovering and falling in love with. If there had been something like the NYCR already out there, it’s doubtful that I would have started the blog at all.
But, other than Howard Goldberg’s weekly column in the Long Island section of the New York Times, virtually nobody was writing about Long Island wine — at least not in a compelling, authoritative way. When I started writing about wines from the Finger Lakes, Hudson Valley and every corner of New York wine country, the same thing was true.
Now, things are different. New York wine regions, particularly the Finger Lakes and Long Island, get a lot of press now from outlets ranging from parenting and travel blogs all the way up to the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast. My Google alerts, which used to only hit a few times a week now flood my inbox nearly every day.
My point is that I don’t need to carry the flag for New York wine the way I have for more than a decade. At least not as much as I have.
I hope you’ll join me on The Cork Report, where you can expect extensive coverage of New York, as well as Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Ontario — really anywhere that isn’t California, Washington and Oregon. And I reserve the right to write about wineries in those states too if they inspire me.
This site site won’t be taken down. I’ve migrated the “Tastemaker” series to the new site along with some other stories that align with where I plan to take it. This site will remain up as a resource and archive of the work the team and I did over the years.