Recent Reviews
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  • hector-wine-company-2012-syrah
  • raphael-2013-first-label-sauvignon
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  • ksv-2013-rose
  • wolffer-2013-rose
  • heron-hill-2012-pinot-blanc
  • kelby-james-russell-rose
  • silver-thread-2012-blackbird
  • anthony-nappa-2013-bordo
  • race-wines-2010-merlot
  • kemmeter-2012-sheldrake
  • paumanok-2010-merlot
  • suhru-2013-sauvignon-blanc
  • bridge-lane-2013-chardonnay


WTN: Wolffer Estate Big Apple Wine

For whatever reason, there are a lot of wine lovers (snobs?) who turn their noses up at fruit wines. Maybe it’s because I live in a state where quite a few are made, but I’ve found some great fruit wines–inclu...


Who Wants to Make Some Wine in 2007?

As you probably know, I made ten or so cases of cabernet franc in 2006. Bottling was delayed a couple weeks ago, but is should commence soon. Then, the wine will hopefully be ready just in time for Thanksgiving dinner. But that...


Wine Blogging Wednesday #33 Announced: Mid-Priced Wines from the Midi

Well folks, it looks like I’m not going to be able to drink a New York wine for WBW #33, hosted this time around by Doktor Weinolb. The theme is wines from the southern French region of Languedoc-Roussillon (which is ofte...


Tre Rosati With a Side of Hyperbole

Howard Goldberg, who covers the Long Island wine scene for the New York Times is someone I’ve been reading for a long time. I have to, he has the job that I’d love to have some day. And on occasion, he still gets &q...


This Year’s Birthday Grill

I think I make it pretty easy on my family when it comes to my birthday. I don’t like huge parties (barely like birthday parties at all actually). A small affair with good friends and good wine is all I need to celebrate....

A Return to Regular Programming

I sit here Saturday morning a tired man, but a happy one. The project at my day job that has consumed me almost completely for so long has finally launched and while there is still a lot of post-mortem work to do, it feels good...


A Long Island Beer Podcast: The Daily Catch

By Contributing Columnist Donavan Hall A little more than two years ago, I started exploring the world of podcasts.  I forget the details, but I know Lenn planted the seed for the idea of doing a beer podcast. He sent me a...


WTNs: Vetter Vineyards’ Current Releases (Lake Erie)

I obviously taste–and write about–a lot of different New York wines. The vast majority come from Long Island, but there are a lot of wines from the Hudson River Valley and Finger Lakes regions that pass my lips too....