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And Here He Is…

More pics to come!  


It’s a Boy!

This afternoon at 5:17 p.m. the Thompson (and LENNDEVOURS) family welcome Jackson William Thompson into the world. He’s 7 pounds, 10 ounces and is 20" inches long. Nena and Jack are resting comfortably at St. Catheri...


A little preview…and some great news

My column in this weekend’s issue of Dan’s Papers is about Comtesse Therese’s current releases. Check it out this weekend in print or be patient and I’ll publish it here as well. That’s the preview...


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...