Category Archives: New York

Spicing up your wine life: Drink local

This is the fourth in my series of suggestions for enlivening your wine explorations in 2012. Drink local. Wine is now made in all 50 states. You may be surprised at how good some of it is. Virginia and Maryland … Continue reading

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My Favorite Regional Wines of 2011

The blahblahsphere is rife with posts about the best wines of the year, so I thought I’d offer my favorite “Regional Wines of 2011” – these are wines that thrilled me this year, and yes, I may have graded them … Continue reading

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Book Review: Evan Dawson’s “Summer in a Glass”

This is the fourth in a series of short reviews of wine books worthy of putting under the Christmas tree for the vinophiliac on your list this year. Anyone who has traveled the Finger Lakes – or even enjoyed one … Continue reading

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Oh, fair vino, whence cometh thou?

Do you care where your wine comes from? If it says “Napa” on the label, or “Champagne” or “Port,” do you expect it to be produced in those regions? Or are you satisfied if the wine is big and red, … Continue reading

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Why Regional Wine Matters

“Someday, people will get on a plane in Cincinnati and say they’re going to wine country, and they’ll land at Dulles,” Paul Breaux said, his optimism making his prediction seem somehow plausible. We were standing in the tank room at … Continue reading

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Heading to C’ville for the WBC ’11

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The Wine Bloggers Conference 2011 is taking place this weekend in Charlottesville, Va., a great coup for Virginia’s burgeoning wine industry, as it is the first time the conference has been held off the West Coast. Never mind that the … Continue reading

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The Locavore/Locapour Movement Loses a Star

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I opened a special bottle the other night: Red Newt Cellars Cabernet Franc 2008, from Glacier Ridge Vineyards in the Finger Lakes. It was everything an Eastern U.S. cab franc should be. It had vibrant medium-deep color, cherry fruit spiced … Continue reading

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USA Today on Regional Wine

USA Today, the nation’s newspaper, dropped at hotel room doors across the land every morning, last week endorsed the regional wine movement with a travel feature on 10 “local” wine regions to visit. This is a great idea – if … Continue reading

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Oz Clarke Gives Two Thumbs Way Up for Virginia Wine!

Here’s a great way to start Regional Wine Week: I received my copy of Oz Clarke’s Pocket Wine Guide 2011 yesterday – it’s a fun, handy reference volume with short entries on wine grapes, regions and producers around the world, … Continue reading

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On Aging New York Rieslings

Can Riesling age? Of course! you say. Anyone who has tasted an old spatlese from the Mosel or trockenbeerenauslese from the Rheingau knows that Riesling can age spectacularly. But what if I directed your attention away from Germany to a … Continue reading

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