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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 ...


brooklyncover

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...


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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...


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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...


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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...