Posts Tagged ‘long island wine’

Long Island Merlot Better Than Bordeaux?

By Lenn Thompson, Founder and Editor-in-Chief (Note: A version of this column will appear in the 7/23 issue of Dan's Papers) I don’t typically pay much attention to the awards, scores and medals bestowed upon Long Island ...



Anthony Nappa Wines 2008 Anomaly

By Lenn Thompson, Publisher and Editor When Anthony Nappa, winemaker at Shinn Estate Vineyards, interviewed for the job, he had two questions of his own for the owners, could he bring his dog to work, and could he make his own ...



The State of Long Island Wine

By Lenn Thompson, Editor and Publisher As expected, TasteCamp EAST 2009 has initiated a flurry of blog posts by some of the best and brightest in the wine blogging world. I've enjoyed reading through all of the posts and co...



Some Early Posts About TasteCamp EAST 2009

TasteCamp is barely in the rear view window and already several blog posts have been written about the weekend-long event. To make it a bit easier for those interested in the event to read what the bloggers are saying, I'm ...



TasteCamp EAST 2009 in Pictures

Winemaker Kareem Massoud pouring barrel samples of 2007 reds for TasteCamp attendees. By Lenn Thompson, Publisher and Editor TasteCamp 2009 wrapped up yesterday afternoon and I have to admit, I'm exhausted. It was truly a w...




TasteCamp EAST 2009 Starts Tomorrow

Time sure does fly when you're having fun planning a weekend-long wine jaunt for 30 bloggers and spouses. As early as tomorrow morning, TasteCamp EAST 2009 attendees will start descending on the North Fork of Long Island. T...



Clovis Point to Join the Long Island Merlot Alliance (LIMA)

The official announcement is coming later this week, but I've just learned that Clovis Point has decided to become the newest member of the Long Island Merlot Alliance (LIMA). LIMA was formed in 2005 to develop quality stan...



Donnell Brown is the New Director of the Long Island Merlot Alliance

The Long Island Merlot Alliance(LIMA) has announced that Donnell Brown will be taking over as the group's Executive Director, taking over for Len Dest whose other commitments led him to step down. Brown has worked in market...



Grand Cru Classes to Present at City Winery on February 26

On February 26 at 6:00 p.m., my good friends Jared and Tracy from Grand Cru Classes, a wine education center on the North Fork, will be hosting a special seminar titled "Long Island Wines: From Potato Farms to Parker Point...



Onabay Vineyards 2006 “Wild Ferment” Chardonnay

I was thinking this morning about how wineries (and to a certain extent wine writers) talk about wine. You always hear about whether or not a wine was fermented in an oak barrel, and if so, what type of oak and how many times i...