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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...


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...


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...


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...


Vineyard Visuals: Wolffer Estate Through the Growing Season (September 17)

We continue keeping an eye on Wolffer Estate Vineyards with Ellen Watson, our resident photographer. This picture was taken on September 17 and has been added to the Flickr slideshow.


LENNDEVOURS Q&A: Roman Roth, Winemaker, Wolffer Estate

Today’s Q & A is with one of my favorite people in Long Island wine, Roman Roth. He’s the winemaker at Wolffer Estate in the Hamptons as well as at Roanoke Vineyards on the North Fork. He has also served (and st...


My Homer Simpson Moment (aka Cider Doughnuts from “The Carrot Barn” in Schoharie, NY)

Behold, a cider doughnut from Schoharie Valley Farms, known to locals simply as The Carrot Barn. I had never had a fresh cider doughnut until I met Nena and she first took me to this farm/market/cafe for the first time. But boy...