Posts Written OnJuly 06, 2006

Extra Copies of Wine Advocate 165?

I don’t subscribe to Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate and I can’t buy a "back copy" until the issue I want, the current one that covers New York wines, actually becomes a back copy. So what do I do? I’m stuck asking for advice and yes, even begging. I need to get my hands on a copy…even if just for a day so that I can read it, make notes on it and give it back to the rightful owner. Any suggestions? UPDATE: Thank you to the readers who helped me get my hands on the goods! I can’t thank you…

Corks of the Forks: Local Flavor from Peconic Bay Winery

This week on, my column "Corks of the Forks" focuses on Peconic Bay Winery, a winery that makes a wide range of wines — which is good and bad. Sure, they appeal to one of the wider range of wine drinkers around and I’m no wine snob, but I’ve long felt that their sweet, entry-level wines detract from the higher end stuff because the good stuff is buried at the end of their tasting room list. But, I’ve long loved their steel fermented chardonnay…and at $13 it’s a bargain that is nearly impossible not to like. Read more.