Posts Written OnMay 09, 2007

In Memorium: Ch. Montage Petit Syrah

Almost two years ago, I did a story in a local paper about Long Island Wine dogs. These dogs serve as mascots, tasting room greeters and constant companions to many in the local wine industry. And they are damn cute to boot. This week, we say goodbye to Ch. Montage Petit Syrah, known by simply Syrah by most, who has served as the mascot for Lieb Family Cellars for years. Owned by general manager Gary Madden, I’ve hung out with Syrah several times in the tasting room and I’m sure that many other visitors have as well. Friendly doesn’t begin…

WTN: Corey Creek Vineyards 2006 Gewurztraminer (North Fork of Long Island)

I happen to love gewurztraminer, but only a handful of local wineries bother with this under-appreciated grape Some make it in the off-dry style that I think plagues many U.S. bottlings, but a couple use Alsace as their model, crafting dry, distinctive wines. Corey Creek Vineyards 2006 Gew├╝rztraminer ($30) is similar to the stellar 2005, and while maybe a little less intensely flavored, it’s no less enchanting or delicious This is an extremely aromatic white with wild flowers, peach and lychee mingling in a nose that is typical for the varietal but somehow fresher and more lively. The flavors in…

Don’t Forget: Brooklyn Uncorked is Next Week

Next Wednesday Long Island wine country invades Brooklyn with Brooklyn Uncorked at BAMcafe. For any New Yorkers who just can’t make it out to Long Island’s East End, this is going to be an awesome opportunity to taste Long Island wines and I’d encourage anyone who is interested to sign up and come on down. Tickets are only $30. The organizers have gotten a nice roster of wineries together, including: Vineyard 48 Shinn Estate Vineyard Raphael Paumanok Vineyards Palmer Vineyards Old Field Vineyards Martha Clara Vineyards Macari Vineyards Long Island Meadery Lieb Family Cellars Lenz Winery Clovis Point Wines Channing…