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The New York Cork Report Tasting Table -- July 26, 2010

Date: Mon, Jul 26, 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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Beauty Among the Vineyards

Date: Mon, Jul 26, 2010 Wine Tasting

By Evan Dawson, Finger Lakes Editor Photo by Morgan Dawson Photography When's the last time you found yourself in a Finger Lakes vineyard? My wife and I spent a glorious summer's day searching for potential book cover art, and we...

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A Different Side of the Finger Lakes Wine Festival: The VIP Experience

Date: Thu, Jul 22, 2010 Wine Tasting

By Tom Mansell, Science Editor Photos courtesy of Brian Reider Last year, I went to my first Finger Lakes Wine Festival with high expectations. It was going to be an opportunity for me to taste wines from Finger Lakes wineries...

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Severe Thunderstorms Bring Tornados and Hail to Long Island Wine Country

Date: Thu, Jul 22, 2010 Wine Tasting

By Lenn Thompson, Executive Editor Most of eastern Long Island was under a severe thunderstorm warning yesterday evening. The storms, which came in waves, brought high winds, heavy rains, hail and even tornados apparently. I know that we were under...

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The Finger Lakes Wine Festival Deserves Our Attention

Date: Wed, Jul 21, 2010 Wine Tasting

Wine tasting at the Schulze Vineyards & Winery table. By Bryan Calandrelli, Niagara Region Editor The annual Finger Lakes Wine Festival draws tens of thousands of visitors to the region, pumping money into the local economy while helping to promote...

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Sheldrake Point Vineyard 2008 Gewurztraminer

Date: Wed, Jul 21, 2010 Wine Tasting

By Lenn Thompson, Executive Editor A lot of people, including my wife, don't really care for most gewurztraminer, finding it too floral or perfume-like. I can understand their trepidation -- to a point. Some gewurztraminer does indeed smell and taste...

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September 12: NYCR Wine Tasting @ Roanoke Vineyards to Benefit Angelman Syndrome Research

Date: Tue, Jul 20, 2010 Wine Tasting

By Lenn Thompson, Executive Editor I had never heard of Angelman Syndrome until my wife Nena came home one day and told me that our friend's son had just been diagnosed with the neuro-genetic disorder. It's often misdiagnosed as cerebral...

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What We Drank (July 20, 2010)

Date: Tue, Jul 20, 2010 Wine Tasting

We only have three contirbutions this week, but -- as always -- some interesting libations have filled the glasses of the New York Cork Report editors and contributors. Evan Dawson: Multi-year semi-dry riesling flight at Red Newt Bistro Red Newt...

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Two Cheeses From Sprout Creek Farms

Date: Tue, Jul 20, 2010 Wine Tasting

By Aaron Estes, Cheese Editor As I mentioned in my last post about a positive addition to the Rhinebeck beer and cheese scene, I used the opportunity to try a couple of New York cheeses that I was unfamiliar with....

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I'm Just Here for the Beer: Escaping Wine at the Finger Lakes Wine Festival

Date: Mon, Jul 19, 2010 Wine Tasting

Rooster Fish Brewing's tent at the 2010 Finger Lakes Wine Festival By Julia Burke, Beer Editor Amidst the sea of wine drinkers that accosted me and my fellow vendors (I was pouring for Freedom Run Winery) at the Finger Lakes...

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Hosmer Winery 2008 Dry Riesling

Date: Mon, Jul 19, 2010 Wine Tasting

By Lenn Thompson, Executive Editor The tasting room isn't fancy and sure, I wish more of their wines were closed with natural cork (to see how they cellar) but for my money, Hosmer Winery offers some of the best value...

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NYCR Adds Matt Arlauckas as Finger Lakes Food Columnist

Date: Mon, Jul 19, 2010 Wine Tasting

By Lenn Thompson, Executive Editor Wine is food -- or so the saying goes -- and that means that wine coverage should be at least a little a bit about food too I think. We've already added a Long Island...

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Peconic Bay Winery 10-Vintage Riesling Vertical: Quality New York Riesling Outside of the Finger Lakes

Date: Fri, Jul 16, 2010 Wine Tasting

By Lenn Thompson, Executive Editor "I'm not ready to give up riesling to our friends up north." That's how Jim Silver, general manager at Peconic Bay Winery, kicked off a recent vertical tasting of ten Peconic Bay Rieslings for a...

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Ravines Wine Cellars 2008 Dry Riesling

Date: Thu, Jul 15, 2010 Wine Tasting

By Lenn Thompson, Executive Editor Morten Hallgren, winemaker at Ravines Wine Cellars, makes dry wines and dry riesling... and that's it. That's unique in a region where just about every winery has at least two rieslings -- "Dry" and "Semi-Dry"...

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