Posts Written OnMay 07, 2008

“Green” is Not a Logical Prerequisite for Good Wine

By Jason Feulner, Finger Lakes Correspondent Sometimes, seems like we are in the midst of a green invasion, rather than a green revolution. The term is used all over the place nowadays and has cropped up in several Finger Lakes stories lately: Democrat and Chronicle staff writer Karen Miltner discusses green grape growing here In a special report to the Democrat and Chronicle, freelance wine writer Thomas Pellachia outlines the effect of global warming on Finger Lakes vintages (Pellachia is also the author and publisher of the Vinofictions blog).  The Finger Lakes Weekend Wino has also unearthed this report on…

Is It Any Wonder Why I Love Her?

Yesterday, I wrote about our visit to Hunt Country Vineyards, but I forgot to include one of my favorite pictures from the entire trip, the one of Mrs. LENNDEVOURS lugging our case of wine out to the Jeep. I had the little guy on my back in our nifty new wine-tasting back pack at the time. Okay, it’s not really for wine tasting, but it’s perfect for visiting wineries. Anyway, hands off guys, she’s mine. You’ve gotta love a woman who will throw a case of wine up on her shoulder for you, no?

Paumanok Vineyards 2007 Sauvignon Blanc (North Fork of Long Island)

Someone has finally put the screws to Long Island wine—screwcap closures that is. As I reported over the summer, Paumanok Vineyards has invested in the Stelvin closure equipment and bottled its 2007 whites without corks during January and February of 2008. I tasted the lot recently and will be writing about all of them over the next couple of weeks. Today, we’ll focus on the Paumanok Vineyards 2007 Sauvignon Blanc, a varietally correct rendition of a wine that is gaining momentum on the North Fork. I normally don’t mention varietal correctness, but it was the first thing I thought of…