Posts Written OnSeptember 24, 2008

New York Cork Club: September Selections

This month’s New York Cork Club shipment is one of my favorites. Two rieslings from two producers in two different New York regions. Both from the same vintage. First, we have Fox Run Vineyards 2006 Reserve Riesling ($30), a tremendous example of American riesling. 2006 was a terrific riesling year in the Finger Lakes and this one captures that quality extremely well. The nose offers stone fruit (think peaches and apricots), hints of tropical fruit and citrus. On the palate, its gentle sweetness is balanced beautifully by lively acidity, with pineapple and peach flavors accented by a squirt of lime…

Red Newt Cellars’ Dave Whiting Blogging for Wine Specator

Morgen McLaughlin, president of the Finger Lakes Wine Country Tourism Marketing Association, sent me a note last night telling me that Dave Whiting, winemaker at Red Newt Cellars, is doing a harvest blog for the Wine Specator this harvest season. Unfortunately, you need to be a paid subscriber to see the blog (beyond a free trial anyway) but for those of you with memberships, you should check out the blog. If only we could get more winemakers from New York blogging, on WS or otherwise!

Twitter Tatse Live #3 Roundup

Last Thursday, I took part in the the third edition of Twitter Taste Live event, hosted by Bin Ends, and it was just as fun as the previous edition. For those who don’t know, TTL is a virtual wine tasting even conducted via Twitter. Basically, bloggers and other wine lovers get their hands on the same set of wines and taste them together online. This time around, the wines came from Michel-Schlumberger in Sonoma County, California.  The co-host was wine blogger Megan of Wannabe Wino. We tasted four wines from M-S’s portfolio: 2006 Chardonnay "La Brume" ($29.60): This one really…