We decided to take a family road trip last weekend to visit my brother and sister-in-law in New Hampshire. They had mentioned that they wanted to take us to this one winery that was fairly well known in their area: … Continue reading LaBelle Winery: Finger Lakes Wine in New Hampshire
Regardless about how you feel about the wine itself, ice wine is a fascinating and difficult tradition in the Finger Lakes: the grapes need to be harvested at sub-zero temperatures, so it’s often done in the dark when the vineyard … Continue reading A Sweet Day at the NY Ice Wine Festival
Happy Valentine’s, Galetine’s, or Hump Day! However you choose to celebrate Wednesday, February 14, I suggest you do it with Finger Lakes wine. We don’t go out for Valentine’s Day, never have, never will. Our tradition is to make a … Continue reading #WineWednesday Valentine’s Edition: Red Tail Ridge’s 2013 Teroldego
I’m not going to do a Valentine’s Day post, because I don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day. We may open a slighty nicer bottle of wine and have steak instead of a burger for dinner, but that’s it. Also, I don’t like … Continue reading Forget Valentine’s Day: Celebrate Your Love with the Super Bowl & Finger Lakes Wine
Steve Shaw at Shaw Vineyard is marching to the beat of his own drum. The winery routinely waits to release their red wines for a minimum of five years and some of their white wines as well. This is rare … Continue reading #WineWednesday: Shaw Unoaked Cabernet Franc
The Chef and the Winemaker is a series of events hosted by Ravines Wine Cellars where winemaker Morten Hallgren and chef Scott Riesenberger create an experience of drinking incredible wine and eating amazing food. Each event has a slightly different … Continue reading A Sparkling Afternoon with the Chef and the Winemaker at Ravines
I’ll admit, I don’t usually order wine on a plane unless I’m taking a long international flight (some actually have interesting wine). But as I was ordering a cheese plate on my United flight, I was alerted that I could … Continue reading Let’s Wine & Dine on a Plane!
Oak has the potential to dramatically change the way a wine is experienced. It can add aroma, notes of coconut and vanilla; it can add flavor, butter and spice on the palate; and it can change the texture, that velvety … Continue reading Casa Larga Vineyards: A Lesson in Oak
I could drink sparkling wine every night- I absolutely love it and I strongly believe that it shouldn’t be limited to holidays and special events. That being said, there is something about the holiday season that makes me want to … Continue reading Drink Finger Lakes Sparkling Wine this Holiday Season!