Recent Reviews
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  • Hosmer-2013-sauvignon-blanc
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  • dr-frank-2012-reserve-riesling
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  • wolffer-2013-summer
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In case you missed it, I was interviewed earlier this week over at domain547. If you’ve ever wondered how this blog came to be, where my interest in wine began and other fun Lenntrivia, it’s a fun little interview. ...


WTN: Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars 2006 Gewurztraminer (Finger Lakes)

Riesling might rule the Finger Lakes, but don’t be fooled–it’s not the only game in town. What wines shine in central New York? When I think about it, I think about Alsace–riesling, gewurztraminer and pi...

“The Dream In Which The Winos Find Their Morals, Draw A Line, And Take A Stand” By Christopher Watkins

The Dream In Which The Winos Find Their Morals, Draw A Line, And Take A Stand By Christopher Watkins In the dream we are sleeping in the last row of Merlot to the west, before the Cabernet Sauvignon; the air is weaving, lush an...


Don’t Forget…Tomorrow is Wine Blogging Wednesday

Tomorrow, let’s Get Naked! Tomorrow is Wine Blogging Wednesday #36, the 3-year anniversary of everybody’s favorite virtual wine tasting. The theme is simple: un-oaked chardonnay. So, taste at least one un-oaked char...


Broken Chairs + Smashed Glasses= Saturday in Wine Country?

Every since I wrote a post (and a similar column in Dan’s Papers) a few weeks ago about wineries and the drunken idiots who sometimes visit them, I’ve heard from a lot of people–both directly and through other...

Virginia Winery Owner Bashes Long Island Wine While Promoting His Own

A friend and reader sent this to me this morning. He’s a Virginia resident and is on many winery email lists down in that neck of the woods: Dear Friends, Last week/weekend (July 19-23), I took the Acela train up to New Y...


WTNs: Vineyard 48 Current Red Releases (North Fork of Long Island)

Vineyard 48 (formerly Bidwell Vineyards) might be a winery on the rise. In general, I’ve found their white wines to be their best, particularly the sauvignon blanc and riesling, which are actually better than some local b...