Posts Written OnJuly 30, 2013

What We Drank (July 30, 2013 Edition)


Evan Dawson: Red Newt Cellars 2009 Circle Riesling There is something almost obscene about the fact that 2012 rieslings are being released, and the 2009 rieslings are now considered library wines. This wine is like a plea for help from a vintage that should probably be getting released right about now. But that’s the story of Finger Lakes wine, and that’s why there are so few bottles with any age on them. You can’t blame wineries for releasing wines on a schedule that simply allows them to stay in business. It’s tough. This is an impressively made wine, especially considering that…

Barrage Brewing Co. Latest Long Island Nanobrewery to Leverage Kickstarter


  Barrage Brewing Co., one of Long Island’s newest nanobreweries is trying to get its doors in East Farmingdale open after well over a year of trials and tribulations (mostly with regulations) at a couple different locations: In 2011, Steve tried to open Barrage Brewing Company in Freeport, NY, but was unsuccessful due to building zoning issues. For approximately one year, Steve searched for the right location to open the Brewery, and in March of 2012, he seemed to find the perfect facility in East Farmingdale, NY. He signed a lease and began work on the brewery with a 1…