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What We Drank (August 3, 2010)

Date: Tue, Aug 3, 2010 Wine Tasting

Short list of beverages/contributions this week -- and not a single wine in the lot. But, this is what our editors and contributors are drinking: Tom Mansell: Bandwagon Brew Pub Pirate Eye-PA Bandwagon Brew Pub in Ithaca has only been...

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Vineyard Visuals: Pinot Noir Verasion at Hobbit Hollow Vineyard

Date: Tue, Aug 3, 2010 Wine Tasting

Photo courtesy of Tom Higgins, Heart & Hands Wine Company By Evan Dawson, Managing Editor Two weeks ahead of the regular schedule,and four weeks ahead of last year. Think winemaking doesn't change year-to-year? Growers in the Finger Lakes almost never...

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The New York Cork Report Tasting Table -- August 2, 2010

Date: Mon, Aug 2, 2010 Wine Tasting

By Lenn Thompson, Executive Editor Here are seven wines that have crossed the NYCR tasting table in recent weeks but will not be reviewed as part of a stand-alone post. As always, these are notes almost verbatim from my tasting...

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Follow-up: Why Rooster Hill Vineyards Uses Synthetic Cork

Date: Mon, Aug 2, 2010 Wine Tasting

By Evan Dawson, Finger Lakes Editor Most wineries around the world use natural cork as the closure for their best vines. Last week I discovered that Rooster Hill Vineyards, a strong producer based on Keuka Lake, chooses to use synthetic...

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NOFO Rock & Folk Festival a Success

Date: Mon, Aug 2, 2010 Wine Tasting

The scene at Peconic Bay Winery during yesterday's NOFO Rock & Fok Fest. By Lenn Thompson, Executive Editor Despite a bevy of questions and challenges from a handful of locals, including Town of Southold Supervisor Scott Russell, this weekend's NOFO...

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Butternuts Brewing Company Pork Slap Farmhouse Ale

Date: Sat, Jul 31, 2010 Wine Tasting

By Julia Burke, Beer Editor From a can -- love it! Environmentally friendly and less expensive. Pork Slap pours a clear amber and a puffy three-finger head into a wheat glass, leaving solid lacing. The nose is clean crystal malt,...

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Jamesport Vineyards 2007 "MTK" Syrah

Date: Fri, Jul 30, 2010 Wine Tasting

By Lenn Thompson, Executive Editor I'm on the record as someone who is less than enthusiastic about New York syrah. Only a handful of wineries are even doing varietal syrah -- so it's not a big or important segment right...

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NOFO Rock and Folk Fest: The Show, And Others, Must Go On

Date: Fri, Jul 30, 2010 Wine Tasting

By Executive Editor, Lenn Thompson There might be a war brewing -- or perhaps fermenting -- in Long Island wine country. It pits local wineries against local government -- specifically Town of Riverhead and Town of Southold. The issue is...

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The New York Cork Club's July 2010 Selections

Date: Thu, Jul 29, 2010 Wine Tasting

By Lenn Thompson, Executive Editor This month's New York Cork Club selections are Sheldrake Point Vineyards 2008 Gewurztraminer and Herman J. Wiemer 2008 Dry Riesling, who great summer sippers that will pair with the hot temperatures we've been "enjoying" of...

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Confidently Crowing at Rooster Hill

Date: Wed, Jul 28, 2010 Wine Tasting

By Evan Dawson, Finger Lakes and Managing Editor Photo: Owner Amy Hoffman, left, works the tasting room on a busy summer day There are not many 90-point gewurztraminers that have come out of the Finger Lakes, and there has never...

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Why is City Winery Serving California Wines at their "100-Mile" "Farm-to-Table" Dinner?

Date: Wed, Jul 28, 2010 Wine Tasting

By Lenn Thompson, Executive Editor Yesterday, I received a press release about an upcoming "Farm to Table" dinner at City Winery, one of a handful of New York City-based urban wineries. It goes without saying that I'm an advocate of...

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What We Drank (July, 28 2010)

Date: Wed, Jul 28, 2010 Wine Tasting

This is what our editors and contributors have been drinking. Only one local this time, but that's part of the fun of WWD -- the diversity: Lenn Thompson: The Alchemist Pub and Brewery "Holy Cow" IPA I spent this past...

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Travel Log: Ithaca, NY and Cayuga Lake

Date: Tue, Jul 27, 2010 Wine Tasting

We started our three-day Cayuga jaunt with a stop at Long Point Winery, home to a surprising number of California reds but some tasty local whites too. By Lenn Thompson, Executive Editor The Finger Lakes region is one the most...

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