Posts Tagged ‘ finger lakes ’

Malt Monday: The Warrior

18 May 2010
By Richard Pliny
Malt Monday: The Warrior

by Richard Pliny, Beer Correspondent Roosterfish Brewing  Hop Warrior Style: Double IPA  Color: dark orange-amber ABV: 8.7%  Price Point: $7 for 22oz  Technical Notes: OG 1.081    TG 1.015    Color 14.68  IBU 120.2 Hedonic Notes: The pour is a slightly hazy orange amber color with a light caramel colored crown of foam.  The bubbles fade quickly, but...
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Ice, Ice, Baby, Two Cold: A pair of Sheldrake Point ice wines

29 January 2010
By Tom Mansell
Ice, Ice, Baby, Two Cold: A pair of Sheldrake Point ice wines

Recently, I had a chance to “help” with (more like “observe”) the Sheldrake Point ice wine harvest. I picked a few grapes then helped get them into the press for a two-part feature I would write for the New York Cork Report. I was given some sample bottles to aid in my efforts, which...
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Wine Blogging Wednesday 62: A grape by any other name…

16 October 2009
By Tom Mansell
Wine Blogging Wednesday 62: A grape by any other name…

This month, for Wine Blogging Wednesday, Boston wine bigwig Dale Cruse selected a very clever theme. The idea: drink wines called by their lesser-known synonyms. For example, if you like Zinfandel, have a Primitivo. This exercise is also interesting because regional names tend to denote regional winemaking styles. (Think about Syrah vs. Shiraz!) In...
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Monday matchup: Cabernet Franc/Noiret blends

13 October 2009
By Tom Mansell
Monday matchup:  Cabernet Franc/Noiret blends

I haven’t reviewed a wine in a while, so here are two! It’s not every day you see a comparison of blends of Cabernet Franc and Noiret, a relatively new hybrid grape developed by Cornell. But this isn’t really your everyday wine blog. Note: I tasted these two wines together, blind, in identical ISO...
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Finger Lakes Wine Festival Wrapup: the VIP experience

30 September 2009
By Tom Mansell
Finger Lakes Wine Festival Wrapup: the VIP experience

On both days of the festival, when the day was almost over, I found some respite from the madding crowd. A saving grace for me was the occurrence of impromptu “tweetups” organized by Morgen McLaughlin (aka @FLWineLady) in the Riesling Room. I use the quotation marks around “tweetup” because while some of the involved...
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Finger Lakes Wine Festival Wrapup: Part 2

29 September 2009
By Tom Mansell
Finger Lakes Wine Festival Wrapup: Part 2

I’d like to add some comments to the video I posted on Friday. Ahem… The Finger Lakes Wine Festival sounds like a great idea. For me, it sounded like a great way for me to taste all kinds of wines from Finger Lakes producers that I don’t often get a chance to taste. In...
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Ithacork goes to the Finger Lakes Wine Festival

25 September 2009
By Tom Mansell

Back in July, I attended two days of the Finger Lakes Wine Festival on the track at Watkins Glen International Speedway. I thought it would be a great opportunity to taste a bunch of wines that I haven’t had the opportunity to try, either because they are far away or I hadn’t heard of...
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Unfiltered critique

24 September 2009
By Tom Mansell
Unfiltered critique

Damiani Wine Cellars Pinot Noir Reserve 2007 Appellation: Finger Lakes Grape: Pinot Noir ABV: 13% Price Point: $32 Closure: Natural cork Technical Notes: from the website, “Our favorite 4 barrels of 2007 Pinot, this unfiltered, unfined wine is sourced all from the Davis vineyard, Dijon clone 115.” Emphasis mine. Hedonic Notes: It’s got an...
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More Finger Lakes Wineries on Twitter

18 September 2009
By Tom Mansell

Hey twitterphiles, add these Finger Lakes wineries and wine personnel to Twitter! For harvest updates, follow @flxcrush or look for the #flxcrush hashtag. Winery Twitter username Lake Atwater Estate Vineyards @atwaterwine Seneca Lucas Vineyards @LucasWineTalk Cayuga Hazlitt 1852 Winery @Hazlitt1852 Seneca @RedCatWine Finger Lakes Wine Marketing People FLX Crush Updates @flxcrush Morgen McLaughlin, President,...
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Wine Blogging Wednesday 61: At the source: Fulkerson Winery

17 September 2009
By Tom Mansell
Wine Blogging Wednesday 61: At the source: Fulkerson Winery

This month’s Wine Blogging Wednesday theme, “At the source” is a bit lost on those of us lucky enough to live in a world-class wine region and visit wineries regularly, but here we go anyway. The task here is to visit and taste at a local winery. Well, don’t mind if i do! On...
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