Posts Written OnMay 15, 2007

May’s Local with Local Pairing

The goal of my new "Local with Local" series is to not only show how well Long Island food goes with Long Island wine, but also to make it easier for people to try putting the two together at home. For our inaugural pairing, I’ve worked with Doug Gulija of Plaza Cafe to put together a delectable spring offering. I told him that I wanted to focus on sauvignon blanc–specifically the latest vintage from Channing Daughters Winery and this is what he came up with. He’s known for his masterful work with seafood, and this looks delicious (even to someone…

Empire Oenophile in Edible Brooklyn’s Spring Issue

The fine folks at Edible Brooklyn have gotten around to posting the current issue, Spring 2007, on their website, so now I can point you to my first "Empire Oenophile" column there(It’s a pdf). I think you’ll find it an interesting read–especially if you’re sick of always reading about Long Island wines. In this particularly column, I focus heavily on the Finger Lakes but then include Long Island as well. Read it now.

Reminders: Wine Blogging Wednesday and Brooklyn Uncorked

Tomorrow is going to be a fun day, that’s for sure. For one, it’s Wine Blogging Wednesday #33, with mid-priced wines from the Midi as the theme. Don’t worry Marcus, I won’t let the rest of the day’s events interfere with WBW. Wouldn’t be very "founderly" of me now, would it? Tomorrow is also Brooklyn Uncorked, which just might be the premier Long Island wine event of the year. It looks like most of the wineries are participating and it’s going to be a lot of fun. I get to taste most of Long Island’s wines without going to events…