Posts Written OnApril 23, 2009

Osprey’s Dominion Vineyards 2007 Pinot Noir

By Lenn Thompson, Editor and Publisher Of the 40 or so producers on Long Island, only a handful make pinot noir, and of that handful and even smaller group does it well. Osprey's Dominion Vineyards made one of the best in the 2005 vintage, one of the better vintages in the relatively brief history of Long Island wine. Winemaker Adam Suprenant didn't bother making it 2006 and with good reason, it wasn't a great year for reds. But Osprey's varietal pinot noir made a return with the warm, dry 2007 growing season. That ripeness certainly isn't hidden at all. This…

2009 Golden Nose Awards Suspended

By Melissa Dobson, Finger Lakes News Correspondent The Seneca Lake Wine Trail has quietly suspended one of their most popular events of the year, the 2009 Golden Nose Awards Weekend, scheduled for May 30, 2009. “Despite how enthusiastic past attendees have been, and ostensibly driven by the weakened economy, ticket sales were not quite as robust as in years past, so rather than try to run the event with measurably diminished attendance, we have opted to quietly suspend the event and focus on the 2010 Golden Nose Award event," stated Paul Thomas, executive director of the Seneca Lake Wine Trail.…

Martha Clara Vineyards’ Juan E. Micieli-Martinez is the Juan-Maker

Slowly but surely, Long Island wineries are getting into social media. There still aren't any blogs worth noting, but Juan E. Micieli-Martinez, the winemaker at Martha Clara Vineyards has launched a new YouTube video series, Juan-Maker. It's not the most educational video in the world, but its entertaining. Juan has already been good for MCV's wines, so anything he can do beyond that is really just a bonus. I'm curious to see where he takes Juan-Maker.