Posts Written OnFebruary 01, 2006

Wine Blogging #18 — Moore Brothers Wine Company

Today is Wine Blogging Wednesday, the International wine-tasting sensation. This time around the good Doctor (Vino) has asked us to put down our glasses (at least temporarily) and highlight a wine shop that feels the love. I’ve written often about how much I dislike most of my local wine shops. I’m always annoyed at their limited selection, tendency to stock only big-name, mass-produced bottles and, in one case, the environment of the store (always feels hot to me when I walk in). There are a few semi-local shops that I enjoy, including Mora’s Fine Wine and Spirits, Grape Culture and…

WTN: Martha Clara Vineyards NV Brut

Long Island sparkling wine tends to be a bit pricey, with the best bottles creeping up over the 35-dollar mark (and at least one going higher). At $20, this bubbly made in the traditional method of Champagne by Martha Clara Vineyards offers elegant, refined apple and biscuit aromas and crisp, refreshingly tart apple flavors. New Years Eve is a thing of the past, but this is a sparkler you can, and should, drink year round. (This "Vintage of the Week" appeared in the Long Island Press)