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What wine would you pair with sour cream and onion potato chips?

We’re still upstate visiting my in-laws, but I was thinking last night as I stuck my hand into a bag of sour cream and onion potato chips: What wine would go with these? I didn’t have my wine cellar at my disposal, ...


New York Cork Club: July Selections

It’s the first day of July and as we head into the holiday week (if only we had the whole week off of work, right?) it’s time once again to let you know what coming next for members of the New York Cork Club. This m...


Gary Vaynerchuk’s a Filthy Jets Fan…but Time Magazine Doesn’t Care

A big shout out this morning to Gary Vaynerchuk of Wine Library TV, a man who continues to grow his empire. What’s up this time? He’s featured in Time Magazine. It’s a great little piece…funny and engagi...

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...