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LENNDEVOURS in the New York Times

 The New York Times is probably the newspaper in the U.S… if not the world, so you can imagine my surprise and happiness over seeing this blog mentioned in its pages earlier this week (just saw it online this morning). Howard Goldberg, writer of the every-other-week column "Long Island Vines" recommends LENNDEVOURS as one of the websites people should use to check in on Long Island wine country, saying: "The best wine blog for chatty reviews and news is Lenndevours, published by Lenn Thompson, whose day job is in Internet marketing. It is reached at www.lennthompson.typepad.com. Mr. Thompson has a…

Teaser: Go Read Goldberg’s Latest in the New York Times

I don’t normally write teaser posts, but this is something that I think you’ll look forward to. Yesterday, the New York Times published a piece by Howard Goldberg that serves largely as a "Long Island Wine 101" Basic info with some "helpful" links on the Web for more information. As I read through it, several things caught my eye as I’m sure you can imagine. But, because I’m on deadline for several projects over the next couple of days, I’m not sure when I’ll be able to craft a post about it. But, I think my post will be thought…

Dr. Vino Tells New York Times Readers to Drink Local

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Dr. Vino, one of the best-known blogs and blog owners in the wine world has a real name. It’s Tyler Colman. And, he is the author of an op-ed piece that was printed in today’s New York Times. In it, he discusses the carbon footprint of wine (he’s done a lot of research on the topic) and ultimate suggests that we all drink local this New Years. You guys know that I’m in on that concept, heck, I doubt any blogger talks about drinking local more than I do, so I was glad to see Tyler get this important piece…

I Guess I Really Am a Wine Geek

Eric Asimov discusses wine geeks and their impact on the wine world in today’s New York Times. I like his ‘definition’ of wine geeks: "Wine geeks are not a monolithic group, although certain characteristics emerge, like a preference for minerality and acidity in a wine over soft fruitiness, an abhorrence for new oak flavors and a reverence for terroir and traditional methods." I think I fit that description pretty well. Read the full story.

A Response from Howard Goldberg

The following is an email I received from Howard Goldberg, a well-known wine writer who I read most often in the New York Times in his "Long Island Vines" column. As you will see, he offered it up for publication here on LENNDEVOURS, so that is what I’m doing. Below his email is my response as well. Dear Mr. Thompson, Your Web entry of April 25, which recently came to my attention, suggests a failure to respect such elementary principles of professional journalism as fairness and accuracy. The question in the title, “LI Wineries Shutting Out Howard Goldberg?”, is never…

Tre Rosati With a Side of Hyperbole

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Howard Goldberg, who covers the Long Island wine scene for the New York Times is someone I’ve been reading for a long time. I have to, he has the job that I’d love to have some day. And on occasion, he still gets "scoops" that I miss out on. I guess the power of LENNDEVOURS still pales in comparison with the New York Times–for now that is. But, just because I read and respect him doesn’t mean that I always have agree with him or his palate. In his column this week "You Say Roses, They Say Rosati" Howard writes…

Eric Asimov Advocates Learning Wine at Home

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In my early travels as a wine writer (outside of this blog that is) I’ve come across more than a few editors who aren’t interested in my wine reviews. That’s all well and good. My style obviously isn’t for everyone. But some of those editors take it a step further and tell me why: "You don’t have any formal wine training, Lenn." I’ve always found that to be a bullsh*t reason. Just because I haven’t spent thousands of dollars on formal training, that doesn’t mean that I don’t smell what I smell and taste what I taste. I’ve always says…

Appellation America in the New York Times

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In today’s New York Times, wine guru (and fellow blogger) Eric Asimov writes about a website near and dear to my own heart, Appellation America. The story is a nice one and I’m glad to see AppAm get the press and publicity. Eric discusses several good points in the piece, but two stand out to me: American’s don’t think of "place" right now Maybe American wine regions shouldn’t compare themselves to others Both are certainly true in my mind. Of course, I know plenty of people who buy wine by region (even U.S. region) but they are wine geeks, not…

It’s the Style, Stupid.

By Contributing Columnist Richard Olsen-Harbich Much has been written and debated lately about the style and direction of Long Island wines — most notoriously, a recent Op-Ed piece in the Long Island section of the NY Times implied that L.I. wine producers needed to spend more energy on experimentation and crafting out our own identity. I would argue that this is exactly what L.I. winemakers have been doing for the past 30-plus years. Most people take it for granted now, but back in the early 70s, the general consensus from Cornell University and many other “experts” on the East Coast…

A Letter to Lisa Granik (New York Times Op-Ed Contributor)

This letter is in response to Lisa Granik’s op-ed in the New York Times’ Sunday edition. Dear Ms. Granik, After reading your op-ed over the  weekend, I have two words for you: Thank you. That’s right, I’m thanking you even though I’m sure that by now you’ve received plenty of emails and calls from those in the Long Island wine industry, telling you that you’re wrong, misguided and misinformed — and you are in much of what you say — but I still think it’s great that your words were printed in the New York Times. The best way for…