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Pindar Vineyards Founder, Long Island Wine Pioneer Dies

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 ...



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Macari Vineyards Named 2014 “Winery of the Year”

Regardless of what anyone thinks about wine competitions — how they are run, how the results are used to sell wine, etc. — when a deserving group of people are recognized for their work, it’s worth noting. Mac...



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Watch Jamesport Vineyards’ Ron Goerler Jr. on Bloomsberg TV

Earlier this week, Jamesport Vineyards‘ owner Ron Goerler was on Bloomberg TV talking about Long Island wine, the soil and Harvest East End. Check out the video.



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Varieties and Varietals: It’s What Makes A Family

Say what you want about my infrequent visits out on the North Fork. Blame whomever you wish for the lack of attention I have given to writing about wine. Sometimes you need an excuse to get out there. And when you get that excu...



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Roanoke Vineyards 2010 Cabernet Franc

Long Island merlot is often — and consistently — delicious. But when Long Island cabernet franc is done well – which is almost always the case at Roanoke Vineyards — it is much more distinctive and c...




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Macari Vineyards 2013 Rosé

Macari Vineyards 2013 Rosé ($17), a blend of 60% cabernet franc, 38% merlot, 2% pinot noir, doesn’t jump out of the glass at you. It’s more subtle on the nose than that, but if you pay attention, the melange of re...



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5 Questions with… Anthony Quattrone, Paumanok Vineyards

If you’ve taken the drive out Route 25 on the North Fork east of Riverheard and stopped in at Paumanok Vineyards in the last 8 months,  you’ve likely met Anthony Quattrone. A self-described jack-of-all-trades Quatt...



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Wolffer Estate 2013 “Summer in a Bottle” Rose

Even though it was just released in May – 1,530 cases worth — Wolffer Estate 2013 “Summer in a Bottle” Rose ($24) is sold out at the winery.  Yes, you read that correctly. More than 1,500 cases gone in...



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

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 comm...



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Raphael 2013 “First Label” Sauvignon Blanc

Not that long ago, Raphael produced what I considered the benchmark sauvignon blanc on the North Fork of Long Island. It was fruit-forward but not too ripe or fruity. It was minerally but not austere and flavorless. Then, wi...