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At this point, winter has been such a relentless bitch many of us will drink anything to keep warm and shut out the dark, grey days. But with Spring fast approaching, I’m here to remind you to be mindful of what’s in your glass. Don’t just slug whatever bottle you have on hand in order to stay indoors. For me – NY Drinks NY heralds Open Season on Spring wine. New, shiny things I have yet to taste. This yearly event brings together three dozen or more wineries from across New York State for a Grand Tasting and … marks…

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Don’t miss the return of #TasteNY — our Twitter-based virtual New York wine tasting event — on Thursday, April 10 at 7 p.m. We’ll be tasting three wines from Bellwether Wine Cellars, a young label focusing on single-vineyard riesling and pinot noir in the Finger Lakes. You can get the details and find out how to order the wines on our previous post. We’ hope you’ll join us. And, if you’re on Long Island and want to join me when I taste them, let me know. Evan will be hosting a group up in Rochester as well, so if you’re in that area, you…

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It’s been a long time coming, but today I’m happy to announce the return of #TasteNY — our Twitter-based virtual New York wine tasting event — on Thursday, April 10 at 7 p.m. Joining us will be Kris Matthewson from Bellwether Wine Cellars, a young label focusing on single-vineyard riesling and pinot noir in the Finger Lakes with a decidedly hands-off winemaking style. During the event, which can be followed using the #TasteNY hashtag on Twitter, wine lovers from across the country will be tasting and discussing three wines: 2013 Dry Rose of Pinot Noir 2012 Wild Ferment Riesling 2012…

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#TasteNY — our series of Twitter-based virtual New York wine tasting events — returns next Wednesday, June 6 at 8 p.m. ET and will feature the wines of Red Tail Ridge Winery. During the event, which can be followed using the #TasteNY hashtag on Twitter, wine lovers from across the country will be discussing four of Nancy’s wines: 2010 Dry Riesling 2010 Semi-Dry Riesling 2009 Blaufrankisch 2010 Pinot Noir Winemaker Nancy Irelan and other members of the Red Tail Ridge team will be on Twitter during the tasting to answer questions and discuss not only the wines but viticulture and winemaking…

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I’m excited today to announce the return of #TasteNY — our Twitter-based virtual New York wine tasting events. The next edition will take place on Wednesday, June 6 at 8 p.m. ET and will feature the wines of Red Tail Ridge Winery, a 32-acre vineyard and winery located on the western shore of Seneca Lake in the Finger Lakes, owned and operated by the husband and wife team of Mike Schnelle (vineyard manager) and Nancy Irelan (winemaker). During the event, which can be followed using the #TasteNY hashtag on Twitter, wine lovers from across the country will be discussing four of Nancy’s…

By Lenn Thompson One last reminder that TasteNY featuring the wines of Shinn Estate Vineyards is tomorrow night at 8 p.m. I know that quite a few of you have purchased our TasteNY 3-Pack, which includes: Shinn Estate Vineyards 2009 "First Fruit" Sauvignon Blanc Shinn Estate Vineyards NV Red Shinn Estate Vineyards 2007 Nine Barrels Reserve Merlot We will kick off right at 8 p.m. using the hashtag #TasteNY. I recommend either using TweetDeck or TweetChat.com for these sorts of tastings — they seem to be the best options. Make sure that you're following me @LENNDEVOURS and @ShinnVineyard as well!

There is still time to join us next Wednesday, September 15 for TasteNY featuring the wines of Shinn Estate Vineyards. For just $65 (that's 20% off), the TasteNY pack gets you three Shinn Estate Vineyards wines: Shinn Estate Vineyards 2009 "First Fruit" Sauvignon Blanc Shinn Estate Vineyards NV Red Shinn Estate Vineyards 2007 Nine Barrels Reserve Merlot We'll be tasting these wines on Wednesday, September 15 at 8 p.m. ET and for a limited time, the folks at Shinn are offering participants 20% off the wines. That's $64.80 for all three! Buy your TasteNY pack today, get a group of…

TasteNY is back… but it's a little bit different this time around. When we launched the project over a year ago, it was simply about getting the great beers, wines and spirits made in New York into the hands of bloggers and writers. That's still part of the idea, but we want to get the wines into even more hands and mouths.  With that in mind, we've decided to transform TasteNY into a Twitter-based tasting event, not unlike the ones I've been hosting for Finger Lakes Wine Country this year. But, it's not just about sending samples out to bloggers…

The first TasteNY tasting at Peconic Bay Winery By Lenn Thompson, Long Island Editor and Editor-in-Chief As previously mentioned, I co-hosted a blind tasting of 24 rieslings (including 12 from the Finger Lakes) at Peconic Bay Winery last week as a part of the TasteNY project. It was a lot of fun and very interesting to taste these wines with 8 winemakers and some other members of the Long Island wine community. The 24 wines were broken into three flights of eight wines each and were scored using the American Wine Society 20-point system and sheets.  Flight #1: Phillips Eckstein…

(Pictured left to right: Eric Fry (Lenz), Kelly Urbanik (Bedell), Adam Suprenant (Osprey's Dominion), Miguel Martin (Palmer), Rich Olsen-Harbich (Raphael), Pascal Zugmeyer (Peconic Bay), Greg Gove (Peconic Bay) and Jim Silver (Peconic Bay). By Lenn Thompson, Long Island Editor and Editor-in-Chief I just got home from a riesling-filled evening with some of Long Island's best winemakers, tasting a total of 24 rieslings from a variety of regions — the Finger Lakes, Long Island, Alsace, Washington, Mosel. Tasting with a group of winemakers is always a fun exercise. Opinions were all over the map about the various wines, and I'll be…