Posts Tagged“lenndevours”

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I’ve been toying around with the idea of hosting a Long Island wine event for some time. But now, through my affiliation with canvas Magazine, it’s becoming a reality. On Saturday, March 1 at 5 p.m., join me, three North Fork wineries, and Whole Foods Market at canvas’ Footprint Art Gallery in Huntington, NY for a local wine tasting with light food pairings. The three participating wineries are Raphael, Lieb Family Cellars and Macari Vineyards, and they’ll be pouring a variety of wines along side some food from Whole Foods. In addition to great wine and food, there will be…

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As many of you know, I have a full-time job half-way out on Long Island, which makes attending wine events in NYC nearly impossible during the week. It’s been a source of frustration on my part for some time now, but there isn’t much I can do without quitting my job, failing to pay my mortgage, forcing my family to live on the street, etc. Then LENNDEVOURS’ newest correspondent came along. Her name is Sasha Smith and she’ll be covering NYC goings on and events when I can’t. Sasha has written about food and wine for numerous publications, including Time…

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Today I’ve decided to change up the LENNDEVOURS Q&A series a bit…this time turning the microphone around and asking myself the same questions. Is interviewing ones self a sign of mental defect? Perhaps, but it’s fun. What (and where) was the first bottle of wine you remember drinking?I’m a little embarassed to admit that it was Mad Dog 20/20. You know, that fruity sludge that frat boys drank in college purely to get drunk. Yeah, that was my first bottle of wine. I think it was the grape flavored stuff at least. But, the first bottle of wine that I…

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What (and where) was the first bottle of wine you remember drinking? I was in grad school working at an expensive downtown restaurant in Chicago (called Nick’s Fishmarket, originally from Honolulu), managing the service bar where all the wine was stocked, and the conductor of the Chicago Symphony came in with guests, ordered two each of spectacular wines and left half the wines for the staff — a Lafite Rothschild (1976 maybe?), a Chevalier Montrachet, and a German Bernkastel Docktor. I was only 22 and could never afford wines like that! What event/bottle/etc made you decide that you wanted to…

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Today marks the beginning of yet another new feature here at LENNDEVOURS, the "LENNDEVOURS Q&A." (Catchy name, no?) Briefly, I’m going to ask the same 7 questions to people throughout the New York wine industry (with minor tweaks depending on the person’s role). And, I won’t limit this to winery owners or winemakers. There are a lot more people behind the scenes that don’t get the attention they deserve. We start this new project with Trent Preszler, chief operating officer for Bedell Cellars. What (and where) was the first bottle of wine you remember drinking? When I was ten years…

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This morning, I’m happy to introduce Ellen Watson, a photographer based on the East End of Long Island who will be contributing some of her work here on LENNDEVOURS. Ellen caters to local clients who need distinctive images for advertising and public relations purposes.  In addition to her photography work, Ms. Watson has spent time teaching photography to children. She is involved with the Peconic Plein Air project for the Peconic Land Trust, and her work has appeared in numerous local and regional publications. Ellen and I are still sorting out exactly how the partnership will work, but you can…

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By Contributing Columnist Donavan Hall A little more than two years ago, I started exploring the world of podcasts.  I forget the details, but I know Lenn planted the seed for the idea of doing a beer podcast. He sent me a link to a wine podcast and I started listening. Being a beer enthusiast I started searching for beer related podcasts. I found a few and started listening. It wasn’t long before I plugged a microphone into my laptop and started doing my own podcast. The Daily Catch (that’s the name of my podcast) went through a number of…

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I’m happy to announce that the LENNDEVOURS has just signed Jason Feulner as it’s first Finger Lakes correspondent. Jason is a long time LENNDEVOURS reader and is a resident of Syracuse who grew up in the Finger Lakes. His interests include economic development, cycling, hiking and–of course– wine. Jason’s expanding curiosity about Finger Lakes wine production has led him to explore the beautiful region and learn quite a bit about its emergence in the wider world of wine. While he won’t be reviewing any wines specifically, he’ll be covering the region in ways only someone local to the region can–with…

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In some ways, it feels like only yesterday that I started this blog with a short, not particularly interesting post. And it turns out that LENNDEVOURS has become something that I never intended or could have imagined. For one, it’s become almost exclusively a wine blog, and one focused on the wines of New York State. I never expected that, but it happened organically, on its own and from the beginning I said that I’d kind of let this whole blog thing take me where it wanted. Second, never in a million years did I think that my early wine…

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As winter slows and we look to spring, LENNDEVOURS’ Poet Laureate, Christopher Watkins presents a piece about what this time means for grape vines that have been sleeping during the cold months. One LastBy Christopher Watkins One last hurl of winterfor the sleeping vinesto unknowingly withstand; One last morningof vivid, blinding beauty—sunlight caroming off snow slicks—and the dirty days that followas the oily trucks tattoothe banks built upalong the salted roads; One last fire for warmth; One last reminderthat the world’s not at our mercy,that our mercy’s what we plead forat the door of Mother Nature’s busy home—darkened by our…