Posts Written OnDecember 14, 2007

Edible East End’s Winter 2007 Issue is Out

Just noticed that Edible East End‘s newest issue has been published online (and I assume hit the streets). A few articles of particular interest: My East End Oenophile column, of course. A great feature article on Richard Pisacano and Roanoke Vineyards Another great feature on Paul Holm and Long Island Meadery Edible is probably my favorite local publication…actually, there’s no probably about it. Check out the winter issue.

The 12 LI Wines of Christmas: #3 Raphael 2005 Cabernet Franc

This post is a part of my 12 Long Island Wines for Christmas series that will run from now until Christmas 2007. See the entire series here. The first red wine of my 2007 12 Long Island Wines for Christmas is Raphael’s 2005 Cabernet Franc ($18). It won’t come as a surprise to many of you that there’s a cab franc on the list, of course. You know how much I dig the grape. In fact, it would probably be more surprising if this were the only one chosen. (Yes, that’s a hint) Cab franc is a grape that comes…

WBW #40: Fleur de California 2006 Petit Sirah

Well, it’s Friday and I’m finally getting around to posting my entry for Wine Blogging Wednesday #40, hosted by everyone’s favorite Wannabe Wino. Of course, is she really just a wannabe? Some would say not. But anyway, her theme Que Sirah SIrah, asked us to turn our palates towards a grape that is sometimes overlooked, Petite Sirah. My experience with PS has mostly been relegated to Bogle’s $10 version, which I’ve alway enjoyed as a value wine for with grilled foods. My pathetic local wine shops just don’t stock much of the stuff beyond that. So, I had to do…

Macari Vineyards Buys Galluccio Family Wineries

I could have titled this post "The Pain of Writing for a Quarterly." Why? Well, as you can read in Newsday, Macari Vineyards has acquired Galluccio Family Wineries on Main Road in Cutchogue. Mark Harrington does a nice job telling the story, so I won’t. But why the other possible title? Well, I knew about this about a month ago, and put it in my upcoming column for Edible East End. And, I agreed to give them the exclusive and not write about it anywhere else.