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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,...


Beer Podcast: Captain Lawrence Brewing Company

By Contributing Columnist Donavan Hall I’m back this week with more reportage on the Long Island beer scene. For the whole story, you’ll have to listen to the podcast (links below), but I’ll give you a quick o...


Vineyard Visuals: Wolffer Estate Through the Growing Season (June 21)

Ellen Watson, our resident photographer, got up before dawn this morning to take this picture at Wolffer Estate. This picture was taken on June 21 at around 5:30 a.m. and it has been added to my Flickr slideshow that is showing...

LENNDEVOURS Q&A: Alexandra Macari, co-owner, Macari Vineyards

For this episode of LENNDEVOURS Q&A, we talk to Alexandra Macari, co-owner of Macari Vineyards in Mattituck. What (and where) was the first bottle of wine you remember drinking?At home with my parents at around age 8. My pa...


WTN: Waters Crest Winery 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon (North Fork of Long Island)

Waters Crest Winery isn’t new to me or to you guys. I’ve written about Jim Waters and his wines many times in the three-plus years I’ve had this blog. But, for those of you that are new to LENNDEVOURS, Waters ...


Wine Blogging Wednesday #35 Announced: Passionate Spain

So a few people have complained about the last few themes for Wine Blogging Wednesday. First you moaned about having to drink box wines. Then you said that wines from the Midi were too hard to find. And finally, you complained ...