Posts Written OnJanuary 27, 2009

Wine Blogging Wednesday #54 Announced: A Passion for Piedmont

I haven't done a great job writing about it lately, but Wine Blogging Wednesday is still rolling along. In fact, we're coming up on the 54th edition. It never ceases to amaze me that the little virtual wine tasting event I created over four years ago is still going and is still so popular. February's edition will be hosted by one of my favorite bloggers, David McDuff of McDuff's Food & Wine Trail. The theme is one that I'm looking forward to as well: A Passion for Piedmont. I have to admit, I don't know a whole lot about the…

Onabay Vineyards 2006 “Wild Ferment” Chardonnay

I was thinking this morning about how wineries (and to a certain extent wine writers) talk about wine. You always hear about whether or not a wine was fermented in an oak barrel, and if so, what type of oak and how many times its been used. Quite often, you'll also hear about clonal selection and even rootstock. But for some reason, yeast strain is almost never talked about. The only time you even hear about yeast is if a winery is using naturally occurring yeasts to ferment a particular wine. And yet, the yeast strain a winemaker uses has…

Welcome Our Newest Sponsor: The New York Wine & Culinary Center

Please join me in welcoming the New York Wine & Culinary Center as LENNDEVOURS' newest sponsor. The tasting room at the NYWCC is one of the few (if not the only) place in the state where you can taste the best wines, beers and harvest juices all in one location. I haven't been to the Center yet, but I'm hoping to get there during my time in the Finger Lakes next month. I'm happy to have them sign on as a new site sponsor for 2009. Check out their current tasting menu.