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Long Island's Best White Wine Values - $15+ Edition

by Lenn Thompson
On The Vine - A few weeks ago, we walked our way through Long Island wine country looking for the best $15-and-under white wines, really looking for the bargains. This week, we show our faith in the administration's economic stimulus package and look at the region's best wines priced between $18 and $30.

Bold & Full-bodied to Warm Your Spirit - Six Aussie Value Reds

On The Vine - The New Year is here, and along with it, Winter's chill. To help warm you up we offer a half-dozen hearty, full-flavored Australian red wines. They will pair beautifully with warming Winter fare like venison, stews, osso bucco, and grilled or roasted red meats.

2001 California Cabernets

On The Vine - One of the better California vintages in recent memory, 2001, was a phenomenal year for Cabernet Sauvignons. Many of them are no longer available.

Extraordinary Vouvray - The Famed Wines of Huet

On The Vine - While there is Vouvray, there is also VOUVRAY, which in the hands of top producers can reach the same heights, complexity and ageworthiness as top white Burgundy.

Shinn Estate Vineyards — More Than Just Juice in a Bottle

by Lenn Thompson
On The Vine - Wine is about much more than fermented grape juice in a bottle. By pondering people, practices and hard work, that go into making that bottle of wine on your table you'll enjoy it even more. If you think of these things as a wine's "story" Shinn Estate Vineyards in Mattituck is fine literature.

Bold & Full-bodied to Warm Your Spirit - Five More Lush Aussie Reds

On The Vine - There is no need to brave the elements to purchase these lush Aussies filled with flavor and gusto. They will keep you warm during cold winter nights when paired with hearty fare.

Six Select California Cabernets

On The Vine - One of the great things about Winter is that you get to indulge in all those rich, full-flavored dishes that help stave off the cold weather. Few wines enhance a robust, red meat dish more than a great Cabernet Sauvignon.

Four Great Value Reds

On The Vine - The high quality of these wines, coupled with their budget-friendly price tags, makes them perfect choices for everyday meals and case purchase — so that your cellar is stocked for winter.

Crowd-Pleasing, Easy-Drinking Wines

On The Vine - The following selection of California classics is designed to help make your next party, meal, or informal gathering a big success.

Wine Critics Don't Know Anything

by Lenn Thompson
On The Vine - And they don't know you. That's why you really shouldn't listen to wine critics. That may seem a unique statement coming from a member of that community, but there's more to it. You shouldn't listen to wine critics without understanding or learning about what they like.

Vines and Vows

by Lenn Thompson
On The Vine - Weddings and receptions are unforgettable moments in ones life no matter where they happen, but these days couples on Long Island (and Manhattan) looking to do something a little different need only to look east - way east - to make their special day even more memorable. They need only to look at Long Island wine country.

Wine on the Web

by Lenn Thompson
On The Vine - The Wine Spectator. The Wine Advocate. Wine Enthusiast. Decanter…there is a seemingly endless array of wine magazines on the market today. Beyond glossy wine magazines and newsletters, there are literally thousands and thousands of wine books. But, over the past few years, Internet has become a premier — and free —resource for everything wine.

Local Wineries Weak on the Web

by Lenn Thompson
On The Vine - Overall, the Long Island wine industry deserves good grades for its wine— maybe a B or B- — but when it comes to using the Internet to promote itself and these wines, it gets an F. Don't get me wrong, there are a few websites out there that do a great job marketing to the masses but most miss the mark.

Celebrate Father's Day in Wine Country

by Lenn Thompson
On The Vine - Sunday is Father's Day—and thanks to the four-month old who currently runs our household, this is my first Father's Day as a father. Father's Day gifts aren't as easy to choose as those for Mother's Day. My wife is planning a day in wine country for our little family and my parents—who will be in town—as well. Sometimes it's the simple things that make the best gifts.

Profile: Roman Roth of Wolffer Estate Vineyards

by Lenn Thompson
On The Vine - Roman Roth, the well-regarded winemaker at Wolffer Estate Vineyards in Sagaponack, started his winemaking career at the tender age of 16. But, it was a natural thing for the German-born Roth.

Six Spanish Super Stars Among the World's Best Reds

On The Vine - We LOVE Spanish wines. As with the warm and charming people of Spain — Spanish wines are very easy to like.

Big, Juicy and Fruit-Forward Aussie Stars!

On The Vine - The new millennium has been kind to New World wines, especially those from Australia. Australia keeps producing big, juicy, and fruit-forward Shiraz and Cabernets that Americans love to drink and they come with fairly low prices.

Corey Creek Vineyards Celebrates 2005 Vintage Gewurztraminer

On The Vine - The image will adorn a limited release of the wine (350 cases only) perfect for art and wine aficionados. The 2005 Gewürztraminer will be available for $25 per 750ml bottle beginning Memorial Day 2006 just in time to kick off the summer season and celebrations.

Three Vintages. Three Styles. One Grape.

by Lenn Thompson
On The Vine - Chardonnay. The mere mention of this polarizing grape elicits a response in most any wine drinker — be it cheerful enthusiasm or brooding disdain. To winemakers, ripe chardonnay grapes are akin to a luxurious block of pristine marble — beautiful in its natural state, but at the mercy of the artisan's whim and manipulation.

Tiny Tasting Room. Titan Taste.

by Lenn Thompson
On The Vine - Tucked at the end of a dirt-and-gravel driveway north of Route 48 on Elijah's Lane in Mattituck, Sherwood House Vineyards' tasting room may be tiny, but the wines are far from it.

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