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Wine Blogging Wednesday #37: Ravines Wine Cellars 2006 Keuka Village White (Finger Lakes)

Wine Blogging Wednesday is back again–this time for its 37th edition, hosted by none other than Dr. Vino himself. The theme is "Go Native" and the good doctor has asked us to drink a wine made from indigenous gr...


Mail Order Grapes in the Finger Lakes

By Finger Lakes Correspondent Jason Feulner This past spring, the comments of some LENNDEVOURS readers concerning the origin of grapes for Dr. Frank’s second label, Salmon Run, elicited a response from Fred Frank, preside...

Long Island’s 2007 Harvest Has Started

Just in case anyone was curious…wineries on the End End–those that make bubbly anyway–have started harvesting. Harvest is upon us people. UPDATE: I just heard from Macari Vineyards that they’ve harvested...


WTN: Harbes Family Vineyard, Current Releases

Harbes is one of the most recognizable names on the North Fork of Long Island. And, Harbes Family Farm in Mattituck is a one-stop-shop for the North Fork agri-tourism experience. There’s the pick-your-own berry operation,...

Wine Library TV Has Fun With Long Island Franc

I’ve been talking about Long Island’s cabernet franc wines for a while…even daring to question merlot’s supremacy because of my love affair with franc. Well, Gary Vaynerchuk over at Wine Library TV loves...

Take Me Out to the Ball Game…With Wine?

It’s impressive to me how Long Island wines, on the whole, have improved over the past few years. Sure, there are still plenty of clunkers to be tasted, but it seems like the middle-of-the-road wines are better and the re...


WTN: Waters Crest Winery 2004 Cabernet Franc Private Reserve (North Fork of Long Island)

Much of home winemaker-turned-pro Jim Waters’ early commercial success was based on his delicious, well-priced whites—his Riesling and Gewurztraminer in particular.    Many of Waters’ latest red release, however...

The New LENNDEVOURS Wine-Rating System

I always go back and forth on wine ratings, their usefulness and whether or not I should use them here. I’ve given it a lot of thought, I’ve had lengthy email discussions with some of you, and I’ve talked it o...