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Beer Podcast: Those Summer Beers

By Contributing Columnist Donavan Hall Show notes: On today’s show, let’s talk about summer beers.  Right now I’m drinking Shoals Pale Ale from Smuttynose.  Okay it’s not a Long Island beer, bu...


WTN: Osprey’s Dominion Vineyards 2002 Merlot (North Fork)

Sometimes I get completely and utterly sick of tasting merlot. It’s the most-planted grape on Long Island and every winery makes at least one varietal bottling–and often more than that. Hell, Wolffer Estate makes fo...


June 30: Tour Peconic Bay

On June 30, join Long Island Traditions for our 3rd annual “Boating with the Baymen” tour, this year exploring the Peconics, where fishermen and baymen whose family histories date to the 1600s continue to work on the water,...


Channing Daughters Winery’s New Website

I’ve written fairly regularly about the sad state of New York winery websites, so I was excited this morning to discover that Channing Daughters Winery, one of my favorite Long Island producers, has a new website. With th...


New NY Wine Blog:

Have you heard about the Niagara Escarpment wine region in Western New York? I have, but I’ll admit to not knowing a whole lot about it or its wines. Very few of the wines make it to Long Island and, so far, very few wine...


New Sponsor: domaine547

I’d like to welcome domain547 as LENNDEVOURS’ newest sponsor. domain547 is a site that I enjoyed long before they floated the idea sponsoring LENNDEVOURS, so I was thrilled when they approached me. The site combines...


A Week Without Wine…Yes Really

This might surprise you, but every now and then, I like to take a week off from drinking wine (or alcohol of any sort for that matter)–and this is one such week. Sure, I’ve got a lot of wines in my tasting queue, bu...


Three Shinn Sips for Summer…and Breakfast to Boot

"There is no reason to produce wimpy little pink wines with no varietal character." That’s what David Page, co-owner of Shinn Estate Vineyards said when I asked him about his 2006 Rose ($16)–a much richer,...