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Appellation America in the New York Times

In today’s New York Times, wine guru (and fellow blogger) Eric Asimov writes about a website near and dear to my own heart, Appellation America. The story is a nice one and I’m glad to see AppAm get the press and pu...


WTN: Comtesse Therese 2005 Blanc de Noir (North Fork)

People sometimes tell me that I’m crazy when I smell "non-grape" things in a wine. This wine is for them…if only because it is a perfect example of non-grape aroma. In fact, I could have titled this post &...


Mario Batali has a new website

In case you missed it, uber-star chef Mario Batali has launched a new website. Normally, I’d barely care and certainly wouldn’t mention it here, but this time I’m proud of the relaunch because a good friend of...

Leaving the Long Island Wine Gazette

It is with much disappointment–but no regret–that I stepped down as editor of the Long Island Wine Gazette today. The reasons for this decision are as varied and complex as a mature glass of North Fork merlot, but c...


Waiting…and waiting

Anyone who knows me well at all knows this…I’m not a patient person. Never have been, and Nena isn’t going to win any patience awards either (as if there are any.) She’s not even due until later this wee...


Howard Stern to Buy a Long Island Winery?

Should we be looking for H. Stern Cellars or Chateau Stern to open in Long Island wine country? I have no idea. This isn’t based on a single thread of news or even rumor. But, Howard Stern, the only person on the radio wo...


Wine Blogging Wednesday #30 Announced: New World Syrah/Shiraz

Can you believe that February 7 is the 30th installment of Wine Blogging Wednesday already? It seems like only yesterday that I stole borrowed the idea for Is My Blog Burning and turned it into a wine event. Anyway, here we are...


What wine-related baby-arrival traditions are out there?

As you all know, Nena and I are anxiously awaiting the arrival of our first lil one. It could happen any day now. Seriously. Any. Day. Now. I was thinking this morning about some of the wine-related traditions that I’ve r...