Posts Written OnJune 12, 2006

Bedell Cellars Winemaker on

John Irving Levenberg of Bedell Cellars can be heard this week on Vinetopia discussing the winemaking process and features the music he listens to while winemaking and drinking wine. I have yet to meet John, but I like what he’s doing with the wines at Bedell. Before joining Bedell, he worked at Paul Hobbs and other Napa wineries as well as in Bordeaux and New Zealand — bringing an interesting mix of Old and New World experience. Listen now.

My First Batch of Vinegar — North Fork of Long Island AVA

As someone who reviews 6-12 wines a week, I dump a fair amount of wine down the wink. I’m no teetotaler, but for the sake of my liver (and preserving things like my job and my marriage) I just can’t drink that much wine in a week. So, for a long time, I’ve found myself dumping lots of wine down the sink. Some is pretty bad, so it’s a welcome dump, but there are also a lot of good wines too. I’ve knocked around the idea of making my own vinegar for quite some time, but when The Obsessed One…