Posts Written OnMay 24, 2006

Interested in a LENNDEVOURS 2006 Harvest Party?

For at least six months (okay, more like a year) I’ve been knocking around the idea of putting together a party for my readers and friends both inside and interested in the Long Island wine industry. Every time I focus on it, however, I find myself wondering "Would anyone actually come? Does anyone really care?" So, rather than knock myself out…I figured I’d just ask. I’m thinking this party would happen on a weekend sometime just before, during or just after grape harvest (think October-ish time frame), out on the East End (either at a winery or at a B&B),…

Buffalo-Area Baco Noir — Another Reason to Drink Local

Jay of the Wine Chicks and also a fellow Wine Sediments contributor recently relocated from the NYC metro area to western NY — Buffalo in fact. The Buffalo area is apparently much more than chicken wings and beer. Baco Noir a variety I don’t know all that much about, is leading to some good wine from that area, particularly one from Peller Estates. Jay, a Long Island native, believes in drinking local I think…and you all know how I feel about that.

Corks of the Forks: Three Vintages. Three Styles. One Grape.

My first column for’s food and wine section was published today: Three Vintages. Three Styles. One Grape. It highlights what one North Fork winery, Paumanok Vineyards, is doing with their chardonnay program. You are all well aware of my love affair with low-to-no oak chardonnay, but I was reminded of an important lesson with these wines. Oak isn’t always a bad thing. Check it out and visit every Wednesday to read my column, Corks of the Forks.