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Len Dest Joins LIMA as Executive Director

The Long Island Merlot Alliance (LIMA) has been pretty quiet lately, hasn’t it? After its formation in late 2005 and the subsequent release of their co-produced, 2004 Merliance Merlot ($35), they have kept a rather low profile. Last summer, they sponsored an intern here on Long Island, but I don’t think any of the results from his research have been published yet. I think this latest bit of news might mark the beginning of more public activities for the group. LIMA has appointed Len Dest as its Executive Director. He will be charged with taking the Alliance to the next…

The 12 LI Wines of Christmas: #6 Grapes of Roth 2001 Merlot

This post is a part of my 12 Long Island Wines for Christmas series that will run from now until Christmas 2007. See the entire series here. Roman Roth isn’t a name that long-time readers of LENNDEVOURS are unfamiliar with. His primary gig is as winemaker at Wolffer Estate, but he also serves (or has served) as winemaker or consultant for wineries like Roanoke Vineyards, Shinn Estate Vineyards, Vineyard 48, Martha Clara Vineyards and Scarola Vineyards. His Grapes of Roth 2001 Merlot ($50) was the first release from his own label. He has recently released the 2002 vintage, but I…

Long Island Merlot Alliance Sponsoring an Intern

The Long Island Merlot Alliance has sponsored a summer intern to do local Merlot research during the 2007 vintage. The intern, Christopher Grassotti, is a student in the Masters degree program in viticulture and enology at Ecole Nationale Sup√©rieur Agronomique in Montpellier, France. In his work for LIMA, he will be working closely with LIMA members, Viticultural Research Program Leader Alice Wise, and others at Cornell University. He will focus on defining the dominant and strongly identifiable aroma/ profile of Long Island merlot and identifying the differences found in other quality wine regions. This will allow specific analysis, in the…