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Long Island Merlot Shines Among Top Merlots Of The World

On The Vine - Long Island merlots and merlot-based blends from the 2007 vintage proved their place among wines from other regions of the world known for the varietal, including Pomerol and St. Emilion in France, Napa Valley in California, and the Columbia River in Washington State.


Hamptons Wine 2010: Best Year Ever

by Vanessa Pinto
On The Vine - The year 2010 was a dream come true for vineyards and wine connoisseurs on the East End, for it was the hottest year on record in 150 years. What does this mean for Long Island vineyards? Perhaps, experts suggest, the best sips of wine ever to be uncorked.


Bedell Cellars: 2010 Taste Rose

On The Vine - Joining Taste Red and Taste White, premium Taste Rosé joins the Bedell family of wines - handcrafted using a unique blend of grapes.


Raise Your Glass: SmartCellars By Incentient, LLC Brings The Wine List To Life

On The Vine - From seasoned connoisseurs to less-in-the-know patrons in search of a fine wine to pair with their dish, making a selection from the lengthy, leather-bound traditional wine list may often prove to be a daunting task for restaurant patrons.


Four Things You May Not Know About Long Island Wine

by Lenn Thompson
On The Vine - I think just about every wine drinker living on Long Island knows that we have our own local wine country. While many restaurants have been pitifully slow to add local wines to their lists, most wine shops across the Island have at least a handful of local bottles available.


Local Bubbly Makes A Splash This Holiday Season

by Lenn Thompson
On The Vine - The best news about sparkling wine is this - we are blessed with some terrific renditions right here in our own backyard. Long Island might be merlot country, but its cool maritime climate also makes it a great place to grow and make sparkling wine. These are some of the East End's best and most unique bubblies.


Spirits For That Holiday Party

by Lenn Thompson
On The Vine - Over the course of the last month, people have dealt with the question of what wines and spirits they should bring to all of those parties. Here are some tips that are sure to make your holiday shopping a bit less stressful.


A Visit To Peconic Bay Winery

by Lenn Thompson
On The Vine - The recently renovated Peconic Bay Winery, owned by the Lowerre Family since 1995 and prominently located on Main Road in Cutchogue, is a winery that consistently produces good (and often great) wines - with surprisingly little fanfare. Just as important, the wines are well priced and often represent terrific values.


Budget-Friendly Long Island White Wines

by Lenn Thompson
On The Vine - Long Island wines get an unwarranted bad rap when it comes to value, referred to as quality-to-price ratio, or QPR. This week, we'll focus on bargain white wines, which we'll define as those that cost $15 or less. We'll also include rose, which are really white wines made with red grapes after all.


Budget-Friendly Long Island Reds Make Their Mark

by Lenn Thompson
On The Vine - Two weeks ago we took a look at the best everyday white wine values to be had here in our own backyard. This week, we train our bargain-hunting wine eyes on the red wines of Long Island.


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.


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