Posts Written OnFebruary 02, 2010

Icewine Harvest at Leonard Oakes Estate Winery

By Bryan Calandrelli, Niagara Region Editor Last Thursday morning I had a chance to participate in my third icewine harvest since moving to the Niagara region — this time at Leonard Oakes Estate Winery’s vineyards in Lyndonville, NY on a chilly morning. I not only pitched in, but shot some video and spoke with winemaker Jonathan Oakes. Jonathan’s 2008 release icewine was just awarded “Dessert Wine of the Year” for the Niagara Escarpment region and he was eager to bring in the frozen grapes this year to build on the success of last year’s harvest. I didn’t have time to…

Wine Blogging Wednesday #66: Your Tenderest Twosome

By Lenn Thompson, Editor-in-Chief This month's edition of Wine Blogging Wednesday is actually the first dual event between WBW and Sugar High Friday, a similar event centered on desserts and sweets founded by this month's WBW host, Jennifer Hamilton of The Domestic Goddess. This will mark SHF #62, so it's been around for a while and this dual event is long overdue. Her theme, Your Tenderest Twosome is a no-brainer for this first dual event: "Most meals end with dessert and coffee or a glass of liqueur. The focus on the meal is long since gone, as is the wine.…

Read Evan Dawson on Palate Press

By Lenn Thompson, Editor-in-Chief Another quick note pointing you to another piece penned by a NYCR editor, this time Evan Dawson, over at Palate Press, an online magazine that several of us contribute to (or will contribute to). Evan's story is about restaurant wine experiences — specifically three that he had on his recent trip to Northern California.  Check it out. It's worth the read.