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WTN: Ackerly Pond Vineyards 2004 Merlot (North Fork of Long Island)

Over the past decade-plus, there has been an interesting phenomenon in Long Island wine, though it’s probably mere coincidence. It seems that even-numbered years tend to be cooler than the riper odd-number years, which in...


The Roundup: WBW #36 Get Naked (Finally)

I know that it’s taken me a while to get this roundup written and posted, but my back is finally feeling pretty good and I’m able to sit up for long periods of time. That’s certainly good news and something to...


WTN: Channing Daughters Winery 2006 Vino Bianco (Long Island)

As you’ve probably heard, Christopher Tracy, winemaker at Channing Daughters Winery, is a trained chef. I think that many of his wines clearly reflect that background. They are usually terrific with food and display his a...

New Websites for Three Long Island Wineries

Two Long Island wineries have new websites, and I just wanted to point them out. First is Scarola Vineyards, which is a producers you may or may not even know about. I did a piece that mentioned them for and for Ed...


Local With Local: Grilled Strawberry-Duck-Goat Cheese Pizza with Corey Creek Vineyards 2006 Rose

This edition of the "Local With Local" project I’ve started has me working again with chef Doug Gulija from The Plaza Cafe in Southampton. This time, I’m even more excited because the dish truly was a coll...

Congratulations to Long Island Winners at the New York Food & Wine Classic

I’m still not ready to offer my full commentary on "The Classic" but wanted to congratulate the following wineries on their "best" wins at the event: Best Cabernet Franc and Best Red Wine: Pindar Viney...


New York Cork Club: August Selections

As you know, I’m a little behind on several LENNDEVOURS-related projects (I have about half of the WBW #36 roundup done). But I wanted to quickly post about the wines I picked for the August shipment of the New York Cork ...

Results from the 2007 New York Food & Wine Classic

I’m not done putting together my thoughts and commentary on the results from the 2007 New York Food & Wine Classic, but you can read some of the high-level results online. Unfortunately (pathetically?) the NYWGF hasn&...