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Lettie Teague Tastes (and Likes) Long Island Wines

As you long-time readers know, I like seeing Long Island wines mentioned in the big-time, mainstream press…but I also find myself being critical of the coverage. Either the writers get their facts wrong, choose the comple...


ruvo_east

Some Comments on Ruvo Restaurant (Port Jefferson, NY)

Because my parents were in town last weekend, Nena and I were able to sneak out of the house, sans Jackson, and have dinner together for the first time in a while. It doesn’t happen much these days, so we try to take full...


wbw_portugal

Wine Blogging Wednesday #38: Casa de Santar 1999 Dao Reserva

Welcome to Wine Blogging Wednesday #38 hosted by Ryan and Gabriella of Catavino. The theme, as one would expect when the blog for Iberian wines is playing host, focuses on that region. More specifically, Ryan and Gabriella aske...


tripwgrands

Pennsylvania Wine Laws and Winery Visits with an Infant

My parents were here visiting us over the long Columbus Day weekend. And, as per usual, we took one day to visit their favorite wineries on the North Fork. You see, they live in Pennsylvania and the archaic liquor laws of my ho...


jax_mobile

Jackson Update: Life Just Keeps on Changing

Parenthood brings about a great many changes in ones life. First, there’s the sleepless nights and the resulting exhaustion. Then you realize that you have absolutely no free time anymore. Then you finally settle into a s...



Last Chance: Community-Made Long Island Wine

Hey everyone, if you’re interested in making some wine with us this year, let me know by the end of the day today. Harvest might be this coming weekend as well…so if you’ve already said that you’re "...


fulkerson_chard

Vineyard Visuals: Chardonnay at Fulkerson Winery

John Iszard from Fulkerson Winery in the Finger Lakes sent me this picture of ready-to-pick chardonnay grapes this morning. "This vineyard is right off Beartown Road adjacent to the winery and Route 14. Harvest is in full ...


fullbin

Long Island Community-Made Wine: Special for LENNDEVOURS Readers

I first wrote about Sannino’s Bella Vita Vineyard in late July, but I’ve got some news that I know at least a few of you will be interested in. Put simply, Sannino gives you the opportunity to make your own barrel o...