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Meet Mickey Mouse. Drink New York Wines.

I just got an email telling me that Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort’s Blue Zoo restaurant will soon be pouring six, count em six, New York wines. So, now you can take your kids to meet Mickey and Minnie Mouse...


Don’t Forget: Wine Blogging Wednesday 29 is Tomorrow

Jack and Joanne (of Fork & Bottle) are playing host and hostess for the first edition of Wine Blogging Wednesday in 2007. The theme? Biodynamic wines. That means that the wine you choose should be made biodynamically or wit...


WTN: Pellegrini Vineyards 2001 Merlot (North Fork)

With the recent 2006 vintage, Pellegrini Vineyards in Cutchogue celebrated its 15th year. Australian-born winemaker Russell Hearn is known for making flavorful wines that tend to be good values in a local industry that is too o...


WTN: Bedell Cellars 2003 Merlot (North Fork)

Red wines from the 2003 vintage — even those made with the region’s signature variety, merlot — have proved inconsistent in my tastings. Some wines, from some vineyards are delicious — elegant and classi...


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 ...