The Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History is 50 years old this year. As part of the birthday celebrations, the museum’s food and wine history project will host a discussion of “Fifty Years of American Winemaking” on Wednesday, October … Continue reading
Some interesting reading in the tangled vines of cyberspace: The Atlantic, long a bastion of intellectual, thought-provoking essays and fiction for the Eastern egghead set, has discovered … wait for it … that wine is actually made along the Atlantic … Continue reading
I wrote this exhortation to “open your mind to local wines” in Dave McIntyre’s WineLine #56, in August 2006. That was more than two years before Jeff Siegel and I created DrinkLocalWine.com. Looking at it now, I’m a bit chagrined … Continue reading
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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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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