Posts Written OnNovember 13, 2006

WTN: Macari Vineyards 2006 Early Wine (North Fork of Long Island)

Le Chardonnay Nouveau est arriv√©! That’s right — Chardonnay Nouveau, not Beaujolais Nouveau. Every fall, there is an unbelievable (and unwarranted) amount of hype surrounding Beaujolais Nouveau, the ubiquitous red wine made from Gamay in the Beaujolais region of France that is sold almost as soon as it’s done fermenting. It’s marketed well — very well — as a ‘fresh’ wine and we’ll soon seen bottles in all of our wine shops. Some people even consider it the perfect Thanksgiving wine. I don’t care for the stuff and it’s been years since I made my friends and family drink it…

Appellation America: Riesling’s Rebirth

Dan Berger, Appellation America’s Editor-at-Large, wrote a great little piece last week about riesling’s rebirth in America. Riesling is, by far, my favorite white grape and he mentions some of my favorite Finger Lakes producers — Fox Run and Dr. Konstantin Frank. I thought the story had a little too much California in it — I’ve never had a Cali riesling I’ve liked — but Dan brought it back into focus with mentions of the Pacific Northwest, Michigan and, of course, New York. Check out the story and keep an eye out here for more information on Michigan riesling. They…

Long Island Restaurant Week: Did Seafood Barge Bend the Rules Too Far?

I’ve never been to Seafood Barge in Southold, NY, but they took part in the first annual Long Island Restaurant Week last week. LENNDEVOURS was a media sponsor of the week-long dining event and most of the feedback I received was good — almost all of it actually. Then, I got this email late last week from a reader (who also happens to operate a B&B in wine country): "We’ve been taking advantage of LI Restaurant Week and going to as many restaurants as we can before the week is up. The best so far has been Tierra Mar at…