Posts Written OnJuly 01, 2004

The Club Scene — Long Island Wine Clubs

The Reserve Club. Club North Fork. The Wine Circle. No matter the name, the hottest thing in Long Island wine this summer isn’t even wine – it’s wine clubs. What exactly is a wine club and what’s in it for you? If you’re a Long Island wine lover, there’s a magnum full of reasons to join one at your favorite winery. Specific benefits and perks vary from winery to winery, but at the heart of every club is wine (typically two or three bottles) shipped directly to your home either monthly, quarterly or seasonally. Membership is free for most wine…

How Sweet It Is — Long Island Dessert Wines

You’ve probably heard of, and maybe even sampled, Port from Portugal or Italian Moscato D’Asti dessert wines. But did you know that Long Island winemakers are making quality dessert wines right here in our own backyard? As someone who is relatively new to these after dinner beverages, I decided I needed to dive headfirst into what our region has to offer. What did I find? Quality, tasty wines that are truly Long Island in character. Dessert wines can be expensive – from $25-60 for a 375ml half bottle – and sometimes it’s difficult or impossible to sample them in a…

LENNDEVOURS — Your Source for Long Island Wine Information

Welcome to LENNDEVOURS, your source for everything Long Island Wine Country has to offer. To read my L.I. wine columns, which appear in Dan’s Papers, check out the "Over the Barrel" archive. Interested in other, often Long Island-related wine articles? Visit my "From the Vine" section. And finally, if you’re just looking for Long Island wine reviews, you can read through my Tasting Notes. If you have any questions, need advice picking wines for a party or are heading out east and want to know where you should go, email me anytime!