Posts Written OnFebruary 17, 2009

The Road to Riesling: Anthony Road Wine Company

I'll be writing up a full post in the next week or so, but our first Finger Lakes stop today, at Anthony Road Wine Company, was simply a great experience. Meeting winemaker Johannes Reinhardt, assistant winemaker Peter Becraft and also the owners, Ann and John Martini, was a pleausure. And then we tasted the wines, which clearly reflect Reinhardts philosophy and impres sed across the board. As a special treat, we got to taste a few not-yet-bottled 2008 dessert wines. Keep an eye out for them next summer/fall. Beyond those two, my wines of the day were the 2007 Dry…

PALATE 2009 is Underway

We just got back to our beautiful hotel room at the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel after a fun wine and cheese session that was part of this week's PALATE festivities. Stay tuned for more on the session, which proved one thing — everyone tastes and enjoys different things when you're talking about pairing wine with cheese. Still, we tasted some great (and I mean I'm-going-to-seek-some-out-before-we-leave-town great) cheese and some tasty local wines. Stay tuned for more information and pictures.