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WTN: Channing Daughters Winery 2004 L’Enfant Sauvage Chardonnay (The Hamptons)

You’ve heard me say over and over that Long Island is a cool-climate wine region. That’s nothing new. But the South Fork, also known as the Hamptons, is actually even cooler, with a growing season that is typically ...


More on the Lisa Granik Op-Ed

I swear that I’m not piling on Lisa Granik, what with my post from Monday and all. But, yesterday I found myself reading some back issues of Edible Brooklyn, and I came across this story that Lisa wrote. Looking at the op...


Remembering Ray Blum — A North Fork Wine Pioneer

I was saddened last night to hear that Ray Blum, one of Long Island’s true wine forefathers, passed away yesterday after a long bout with illness. Ray played an integral part in Long Island wine’s beginnings, foundi...

Blog Find: Virginia Vine Spot

As I was clicking through some of my favorite wine blogs today, I realized that I’ve never highlighted Virginia Vine Spot in a post. Never visited Dezel’s blog and have no idea what it’s about? Well, think of ...

It’s the Style, Stupid.

By Contributing Columnist Richard Olsen-Harbich Much has been written and debated lately about the style and direction of Long Island wines — most notoriously, a recent Op-Ed piece in the Long Island section of the NY Tim...

Long Island Wine Appreciation Month at Asta Wine Cafe (Huntington, NY)

Asta Wine Cafe and Art Gallery is a cafe in Huntington Village, with a wine list that is almost exclusively Long Island Wines — which is cool in my book. Unfortunately, their customers in their silly snobbishness, aren...


New York Cork Club: January Selections

Have you signed up for the New York Cork Club yet? If not, you should think about it — either for yourself or for a friend or family member. It’s a unique opportunity to taste the best wines of New York State (not j...


The Jets Didn’t Get to the Super Bowl, But You Can Buy Gary’s Cup

His special, fancy, better-then-Riedel crystal wine-tasting cup that is. I’ve long been a fan of Gary Vaynerchuk’s Wine Library TV. He clearly knows his wine, but he’s not the stuffy, snobby kind of wine lover...