Posts Written OnApril 28, 2006

Got Gruner?

This week on Wine Sediments, I’m talkin’ Austrian wine — more specifically gruner veltliner. Austrian wine has been getting a lot of blog coverage lately, especially with the Live Austrian Wine Adventure ramping up soon, so I just had to throw my two cents in on an awesome gruner I tasted last week. Head on over to Wine Sediments this morning and learn a little about this under-appreciated white. Wine Sediments brings together some of the worlds best wine blogging talent. Even if I weren’t writing there, I’d check it out every day. You should too.

LIMA Uncorks Merliance in Manhattan

  On Monday, April 3, the Long Island Merlot Alliance hosted a press and trade preview tasting at Craft restaurant in Manhattan of its first co-produced wine – 2004 Merliance. Formed last fall by Raphael, Pellegrini Vineyards, Sherwood House Vineyards, Shinn Estate Vineyards and Wolffer Estate Vineyards, the LIMA believes that merlot is Long Island’s signature varietal, and as such has dedicated itself to its advancement and continued quality in our region. In addition to the collaborative production of Merliance every year, the group plans to hold educational programs and sponsor research into exactly why Long Island is so well suited…