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What We Drank (September 21, 2010)

Date: Tue, Sep 21, 2010 Wine Tasting

This is what our editors and contributors were drinking last week.... Lenn Thompson: Wolffer Estate 2005 Reserve Chardonnay (Hamptons) If you have any of this knocking around in your cellar, chill it only lightly and open it tonight. It's nearly...

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McCall Vineyards 2007 Pinot Noir

Date: Tue, Sep 21, 2010 Wine Tasting

Visitors to Long Island's North Fork have been driving right by the McCall family's Corchaug Estate for years -- without even knowing it. Located directly across the road from Pellegrini Vineyards in Cutchogue, the 21-acre vineyard is planted with 11...

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2010 Harvet Update: Chardonnay at Oak Summit Vineyard

Date: Tue, Sep 21, 2010 Wine Tasting

Photo Courtesy of Hudson Valley Wine Country Oak Summit Vineyard, producer of what I consider the best pinot noir in the Hudson Rivery Valley AVA, also grows chardonnay and cabernet franc in their little vineyard. Over the weekend, they harvested...

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Wine Judging Follow-up: What We Got Wrong, and Why Palate Fatigue is Not a Myth

Date: Mon, Sep 20, 2010 Wine Tasting

Photo courtesy of Dave Falchek By Evan Dawson, Managing Editor "Who decided that the purpose of wine competitions was to deliver valuable information to consumers? Other than Tasters Guild, I cannot think of any." -Chris Cook, Michigan Wine Competition Superintendent,...

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HARVEST EAST END is This Weekend

Date: Mon, Sep 20, 2010 Wine Tasting

By Lenn Thompson, Editor-in-Chief This weekend HARVEST EAST END, a wine auction and celebration of Long Island's East End, will take over wine country on both forks to benefit the Peconic Land Trust and East End Hospice. The event has...

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A Tale of Two New York-Brewed Oktoberfest Beers

Date: Mon, Sep 20, 2010 Wine Tasting

By Julia Burke Fall is in the air in a big way here in western New York, and as far as I’m concerned, fall is beer season. Oktoberfests, pumpkin ales, harvest ales, bocks…the styles brewed during this time of year...

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2010 Harvest Update: Pinot Noir at Jamesport Vineyards

Date: Fri, Sep 17, 2010 Wine Tasting

Jake Perdie reports that Jamesport Vineyards harvested 4 tons of pinot noir from owner Ron Goerler's "Early Rising Farm" on Cox Lane yesterday morning. Those vines are 22 years old and the fruit came in at 24.5 brix with TA...

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The Science of Biodynamics, Part 5: Field Spray Preparations: Stirring Controversy

Date: Thu, Sep 16, 2010 Wine Tasting

By Tom Mansell We now come to some of the most famous and well-known preparations in biodynamics, the field sprays. Cow manure or silica fermented in the ground in cow horns is practically the very symbol of biodynamics. These preparations...

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2009 Proving to be the "Fooler Vintage" for Finger Lakes Riesling

Date: Wed, Sep 15, 2010 Wine Tasting

By Evan Dawson Winemakers love to tell you that wine is made in the vineyard. Sometimes it's schlock. Sometimes it's humility. Often it's true. But in vintages like 2009, when the vineyard has been challenged, wine is also made in...

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Macari Vineyards 2009 "Katherine's Field" Sauvignon Blanc

Date: Tue, Sep 14, 2010 Wine Tasting

By Lenn Thompson You just can't discuss Long Island sauvignon blanc without a mention of Macari Vineyards in Mattituck. For years they've put out consistently good renditions. In recent years, they've added a second sauvignon with subtle oak influence, but...

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Blind Tasting at Shinn Estate Vineyards: Proof Blind Tasting is Fun... and Humbling

Date: Tue, Sep 14, 2010 Wine Tasting

There are far worse things that blind tasting on the porch at Shinn Estate Vineyards By Lenn Thompson It's great when a plan finally comes together. David Page, co-owner of Shinn Estate Vineyards (that's him with the pony tail on...

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What We Drank (September 14, 2010)

Date: Tue, Sep 14, 2010 Wine Tasting

This is what our editors and contributors were drinking last week... Lenn Thompson: Persimmon Creek Vineyards 2008 Cabernet Franc (Georgia) Anyone who knows me -- or at least my wine tastes -- knows that I'll at least try cabernet franc...

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TasteNY with Shinn Estate Vineyards is Tomorrow

Date: Tue, Sep 14, 2010 Wine Tasting

By Lenn Thompson One last reminder that TasteNY featuring the wines of Shinn Estate Vineyards is tomorrow night at 8 p.m. I know that quite a few of you have purchased our TasteNY 3-Pack, which includes: Shinn Estate Vineyards 2009...

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2010 Harvest Update: Sauvignon Blanc at Croteaux Vineyards

Date: Tue, Sep 14, 2010 Wine Tasting

Photo courtesy of Michael Croteau Michael Croteau, co-owner of Croteaux Vineyards, Long Island's only rose-only winery, picked sauvignon blanc last week. Yes... sauvignon blanc for a rose producer. He reports via email that: "We picked Sauvignon Blanc on Sept 8th....

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