Category Archives: New York

New York on My Mind

I’m a big fan of New York wines. Riesling from the Finger Lakes seems to get better every year, especially as winemakers continue to carve out a distinctive style that speaks of the region’s terroir. Are they particularly German? Well, … Continue reading

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Regional Wine Week Oct. 10-16

Calling all wine bloggers: Don’t forget the third annual Regional Wine Week, next week, Oct. 10-16. Not that you haven’t been writing about your local wines all year, but this is the time to draw extra attention to the exciting … Continue reading

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Weather Plays Games with the 2010 Harvest

This year’s strange weather is playing some real mind games on vintners as they begin the 2010 harvest. Here in the Eastern U.S., harvest is earlier than ever after an exceptionally hot and dry weather helped ripen grapes – or … Continue reading

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More from Oz Clarke

When I wrote about my tasting party with Oz Clarke, the gregarious and hilarious British wine writer, several readers chastised me for not revealing Oz’s reactions to the individual wines. So he was kind enough to send me some tasting … Continue reading

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Wines from Where?

Wines are now made in all 50 states – but would you know that by looking at a typical wine list or store shelf? Andrew Stover, the hyper-energetic millenial generation sommelier at two hip Washington D.C. restuarants, is trying to … Continue reading

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End Maryland’s Ban on Direct Shipping!

Could this be the year Maryland residents get the right to order wine online? Hopes are high that the Legislature might finally pass legislation legalizing direct shipping of wine to consumers. I explore this issue in today’s column in The … Continue reading

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Number of U.S. Wineries Continues to Grow

The number of wineries in the United States continues to grow, reports Wine Business Monthly. The total at the end of November was 6,223, up 122 over the past year. That equals the 6% growth pace of 2008 and shows … Continue reading

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Local Wine Bandwagon Gains Steam With Obama’s Help

Virginia wine was featured last night at President Obama’s first State Dinner. The president, his guest of honor, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, and invited members of D.C.’s elite washed down pumpkin pie tart and pear tatin with Thibaut-Janisson blanc … Continue reading

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Iconic American Wines

This week, The Washington Post’s Food section is looking at the iconic American meal – Thanksgiving – from the perspective of iconic American chefs. So I thought it would be fun to discuss iconic American wines. This proved to be … Continue reading

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Regional Wine Week – half way point

If you haven’t yet checked out REGIONAL WINE WEEK on DrinkLocalWine.com, you should. We’ve got harvest updates on the Finger Lakes and Niagara from Lenn Thompson’s New York Cork Report, plus a post from Paul Vigna on how the bad … Continue reading

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