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2007 Early Harvest Report: Peconic Bay Winery

From Matt Gillies, GM at Peconic Bay Winery: "You know I’ll bring the rains in by saying this, but I don’t think I’ve seen more potential in a vintage in my near 30 years here. Even a bit of nasty weather...


2007 Early Harvest Report: Paumanok Vineyards

From Kareem Massoud at Paumanok Vineyards: "I have been working at Paumanok full time for nine years, and have been involved since my parents planted the vineyard in 1983, and I can’t remember a season as good as thi...


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New Contributors Page

Just a little housekeeping item to let you know about. I’ve added a new page to this blog that provides a list of contributors (some more frequent than others) along with brief bios. I thought it a little silly to have a ...


The Morning When The ‘Never Look At Grapes In The Rain’ Rule Was Broken

By Poet Laureate Christopher Watkins        Wet socks and all, we trudge the rows, black umbrellas breaking backwards like the battered wings of jackdaws in the winter.        It’s earl...


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Long Island Beer Event: Cask Night at Deks – Firkin Friday

By Beer Columnist Donavan Hall Put this on your calendar! Firkin Friday at Deks in Rocky Point will feature a firkin of cask conditioned Oatmeal Stout from Blue Point Brewing Company. The cask will be tapped at 9 p.m. on Friday...



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Introducing Sasha Smith, LENNDEVOURS’ New York City Correspondent

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 ther...


The New York Cork Report Team

  The New York Cork Report Editors at work during the NYCR 2009 ‘Wines of the Year’ tasting. Lenn Thompson, Founder and Editor-in-ChiefLenn Thompson, a proud Pittsburgh, PA native, moved to Long Island a decade...


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WTN: Sonoma-Cutrer Chardonnays (Sonoma)

I’ve taken more a few swipes at California wines over the years. I’ve called them over-oaked. I’ve deemed them "wines without elegance”. And I’ve panned their high levels of alcohol. One of the mo...