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WTN: Wolffer Estate Vineyards 2005 Late Harvest Chardonnay (The Hamptons, Long Island)


That’s right ladies and gentlemen, Wine Blogging Wednesday is here again. This month’s ice wine-themed edition is hosted by the Kitchen Chick and it should come as no big surprise that I’ve chosen a local wine for the event. There are several local ice-style wines (I say ice-style because  most — if not all — are made by freezing the grapes commercially)  that I enjoy, so it was hard to pick which one to go with for WBW. But, in the end, I settled on Wolffer Estate’s 2005 Late Harvest Chardonnay ($37). If the name sounds familiar, I’ve written about…

Curry-Seared Scallop with Spiced Green Pea Puree


Tomorrow is my sister in-law Kim’s birthday. She, along with my in-laws, were here this weekend to help us paint the nursery so we did a little dinner Saturday night to celebrate. The last few dinner parties we’ve thrown, I’ve done something as an amuse bouche — for a couple reasons. First, by skipping this course myself, it allows me time to get organized and caught up in the kitchen for subsequent courses. And, as in the case of this scallop, it’s an easy way for me to cook some seafood for my guests…but I don’t have to eat it.…

Les Howard: Building on Success at Jamesport Vineyards


Winemaker Les Howard’s 18-plus months at Jamesport Vineyards have been some of the craziest of his winemaking career. There was the stressful-but-successful 2005 harvest season that may prove to be one of Long Island’s finest. There’s how he’s developing his own style as head winemaker while maintaing the quality Jamesport is known for. And recently, he’s been able to enjoy impressive scores from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate. "Things cannot be much better here at Jamesport," he wrote recently in an email. Howard, a Long Island native, "never thought of being a winemaker" when he first started at Pindar Vineyards over…