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Raphael 2009 First Label Sauvignon Blanc

Date: Mon, Sep 13, 2010 Wine Tasting

By Lenn Thompson With a handful of local winemakers changing addresses this summer, Long Island wine lovers are left to wonder how the changes will play out in their favorite wines. Rich Olsen-Harbich has made some of the North Fork's...

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2010 Harvest Update: Sauvignon Blanc at Paumanok Vineyards

Date: Mon, Sep 13, 2010 Wine Tasting

Photo courtesy of Paumanok Vineyards Late last week, Paumanok Vineyards harvested sauvignon blanc from their newer block. It came in at 22.6 Brix, 3.24 pH and 6.3 TA.

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2010 Harvest Update: Cayuga Harvest at Bashakill Vineyards

Date: Fri, Sep 10, 2010 Wine Tasting

Paul Deninno of BashaKill Vineyards sent an email this morning reporting that: "We pulled 4000 lbs. of Cayuga on Monday off 200 vines! This is going to be our Estate White Tail. It is 100% organically grown and I'm thinking...

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Breaking News: Beer and Cans an Eye-Catching Combo

Date: Fri, Sep 10, 2010 Wine Tasting

By Julia Burke, Beer Editor Genesee Brewing Company in Rochester, New York recently announced the installation of a $3.5 million production line for the purpose of packaging beer in 24 oz. cans. Explaining the decision, the brewery’s press release cited...

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2010 Harvest Update: "Where the Wild Things Are" at Bedell Cellars

Date: Thu, Sep 9, 2010 Wine Tasting

By Lenn Thompson, Executive Editor Today's harvest update is a little bit different, but comes from long-time NYCR reader and former contributor Rich Olsen-Harbich, now the winemaker at Bedell Cellars: "With the 2010 vintage -- the 30th anniversary of Bedell...

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What New York Wine Needs Now: "It's Time We Had a Conversation" with Carlo DeVito

Date: Thu, Sep 9, 2010 Wine Tasting

Carlo DeVito in his tasting room at Hudson-Chatham Winery (Photo courtesy of Scott Langley Photography) By Lenn Thompson Two weeks ago, Carlo DeVito -- book publisher, wine book author, blogger and New York winery owner -- published a post "Who...

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NYCR Wine Tasting and Auction at Roanoke Vineyards -- The Auction Lots

Date: Thu, Sep 9, 2010 Wine Tasting

There are still a few days left to purchase your tickets to the NYCR's Angelman Syndrome benefit at Roanoke Vineyards this Sunday at 1 p.m. And, to help entice those of you on the fence (and prepare those of you...

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Wolffer Estate Vineyards 2009 "Grandioso" Rose

Date: Thu, Sep 9, 2010 Wine Tasting

By Lenn Thompson, Executive Editor I often lament the ever-increasing pricing of Long Island rose. There are some beautifully balanced, refreshing -- and most importantly -- satisfying pink wines being made here, but wines that only a few years ago...

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Martha Clara Vineyards' Harvest Blog and Videos

Date: Wed, Sep 8, 2010 Wine Tasting

By Lenn Thompson For the most part, New York wineries have been slow to full adopt blogging and social media as a way to reach their customers and the press. More are dipping their toes in the pool every day,...

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At Hosmer on Cayuga Lake, Challenging Conventional Wisdom on Balanced Vines, Quality Wines

Date: Wed, Sep 8, 2010 Wine Tasting

By Evan Dawson Hosmer Winery winemaker Aaron Roisen cannot help himself. If you spend more than five minutes with him, he's going to blurt out something so unique, so memorable, that you're going to wonder if it's all an act....

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What We Drank (September 8, 2010)

Date: Wed, Sep 8, 2010 Wine Tasting

This is what our editors and contributors were drinking last week.... David Flaherty: Sorachi Ace, Brooklyn Brewery Brooklyn Brewery Brewmaster, Garrett Oliver, is a mad man. He could easily rest on his laurels with all the great beers he's produced,...

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2010 Harvest Update: Concord Harvest at Heron Hill Winery

Date: Wed, Sep 8, 2010 Wine Tasting

The folks at Keuka Lake's Heron Hill Winery have picked 2.5 acres of seedless Concord grapes -- not for wine, but for juice that will be sold in the tasting room. Perfect for the kids. Look for more updates from...

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Paumanok Vineyards 2009 Sauvignon Blanc

Date: Tue, Sep 7, 2010 Wine Tasting

By Lenn Thompson The only thing holding sauvignon blanc back from taking over the Long Island white wine scene is acreage. There just isn't enough planted, and with the economy where it is, few are investing in new plantings. Eventually...

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