Posts Tagged“new york wine club”

The New York Cork Club: A New York Wine Club

Have you ever found yourself reading about a magnificent Long Island merlot or a racy Finger Lakes riesling and thought to yourself “Man, I wish I could get my hands on that wine, but I can’t get New York wines here in (insert your home town/city/state here).”? The New York Cork Club, a joint venture between this blog and BacchusWineOnline.com is making New York wines more accessible to people around the country. Every month, I’ll hand select two bottles of New York wine and Bacchus will send them to you if you’re members of our unique New York wine club.…

New York Cork Club: September Selections

I have to tell you, I really love my job. Well, I like my day job too, but picking the wines for the New York Cork Club is a lot of fun. Wineries from all over New York are very excited about it and have been asking me to taste all sorts of wines–some good, some bad, some awful, some awesome. For September’s shipment, we’ve put together a duo that is perfect for this time of year. As we head into fall, we’ll still have the occasional hot, summer-like day. For those days, I’ve included Atwater Estate Vineyards Estate White…

New York Cork Club: August Selections

As you know, I’m a little behind on several LENNDEVOURS-related projects (I have about half of the WBW #36 roundup done). But I wanted to quickly post about the wines I picked for the August shipment of the New York Cork Club, which is like a mini-trip to Alsace without leaving your house. Because I love Finger Lakes riesling so much, I find it difficult to not pick one every month. I could do so easily…there are that many great ones available. Instead, I’ve been looking for a New York-born Gew├╝rztraminer that  you’ll love. I’ve tasted a lot of them,…

New York Cork Club: July Selections

It’s the first day of July and as we head into the holiday week (if only we had the whole week off of work, right?) it’s time once again to let you know what coming next for members of the New York Cork Club. This month, I’ve chosen two unique wines that you’ve probably never heard about, let alone tasted. First is the Macari Vineayrds 2005 Malbec ($22). Merlot gets most of the attention in these parts, but over the past couple of years a couple varietally bottled malbecs have really impressed me — both for their quality and their…

New York Cork Club: June Selections

This month’s New York Cork Club selections bring together one wine you’d expect with something you might not.Treleaven 2006 Dry Riesling ($14.50) is the one you’d expect — a riesling from the Finger Lakes (Cayuga Lake to be more specific). I swear that I’m trying not to send you guys riesling after riesling. I could do so easily. But, when I tasted this one, I thought it was a fine example at a very good price. Apple, pear and that lime zing I find in so many Finger Lakes wines are all here, along with great acidity and a faint…

New York Cork Club: March Selections

In the wake of some great coverage of the New York Cork Club, I’m happy to announce our March Selections…a steel-fermented favorite and a enchantingly flavorful cabernet franc. First is the 2005 Steel Fermented Chardonnay ($16) from Peconic Bay Winery. When I first moved to long Island less than a decade ago, I was still a wine newbie and had only experience oaky, heavy chards from Australia and California. This was was amazing…it actually allowed me to taste the chardonnay grape for the first time. Fresh on the nose with almost sauvignon-blanc like grapefruit and other citrus, there is also…

Wine Library TV Meets the New York Cork Club

New York Wines are Taking Over The World! Overstated, sure. But the wines I am so passionate about are working their way around the Internet pretty nicely. On today’s episode of Wine Library TV everyone’s favorite Chad Pennington wannabe tastes wines from the New York Cork Club’s February shipment. When I found that that Gary, who surely has a better arm that Pennington, was going to taste the wines, I was excited. I don’t think he’s featured any NY wines on his uber-popular vlog. But would he like them? Would he think these wines like Joe Namath…or would they be…

New York Cork Club: February Selections

I’m very excited to tell you about the wines I’ve selected for this month’s New York Cork Club shipment. First, I’m happy to announce the first club exclusive release — Roanoke Vineyards 2004 Blend 2. The 2003 bottling was named New York’s top red blend but sold out long ago. This vintage — which has the potential to be even better — hasn’t even been released yet but if you join the club (or are already a member) you’ll get a bottle later this month. It’s a cabernet franc-dominated blend that is showing well in its youth, but also has…

LENNDEVOURS Partners with The Greene Grape Wine Company

Please join me in welcoming The Greene Grape wine company to LENNDEVOURS as a site sponsor. Founded in April 2004, with a store in Manhattan and a store in Brooklyn, they strive to provide everyday wines made with integrity, skill and pride. I first became familiar with the company through an article in a food magazine. Their passion for hand-crafted, affordable wines impressed me and I’m more than excited to have them on board. But the new sponsorship is only a fraction of the excitement this brings. This is a true partnership between LENNDEVOURS and The Greene Grape. I know…