Posts Written OnMarch 18, 2005

Wine Blogging Wednesday #8 Announced — Sicilian Reds

It should come as no surprise that April’s Wine Blogging Wednesday host, Ron of LoveSicily, is sticking with…well, Sicily for his them. Sicilian reds to be exact. WBW #8 is April 13th…so start scouring store shelves for a Sicilian Red. I’m sure we’ll get lots of Nero D’avola…which is actually a varietal I enjoy a lot. But, I’m guessing that a few people will come up with some non-Nero reds. As someone with partial Sicilian roots (25%)…this seems like a good excuse to learn more about vino in my homeland.

Clearly, Bedell Cellars Wants to Be the Best

(This column appeared in the 3/18/05 issue of Dan’s Papers) Michael Lynne, owner of Bedell Cellars in Cutchogue and Corey Creek Vineyards in Southold, wants to be the best. But not just the best on the North Fork or even in the U.S. He wants to be the best in the world. In early February, this commitment to making world-class wines led Lynne, whose “day job” is running New Line Cinema as co-Chairman and co-CEO, to hire Pascal Marty, formerly of Chateau Mouton Rothschild, as his consulting oenologist, and John Irving Levenberg, most recently at Paul Hobbs Winery in Napa…