The Wine Label

The back label of wine bottles can be valuable real estate. Unfortunately, this area is often overlooked. I recently opened an old favorite from my cellar, the Millbrook Cabernet Franc. Nearly 6 years ago, I tried my first New York wine, a Millbrook Pinot Noir. Ironically, I was staying at the W Times Square andRead more

Ravines Wine Cellars 2010 Cabernet Franc

There are moments when I think I could only drink one regions wine and be perfectly happy. The Finger Lakes happens to be one of those such regions. I credit Lenn Thompson and the New York Cork Report for the introduction and making my bank account a bit smaller. What started with an invite toRead more

Dr. Konstantin Frank Salmon Run 2009 Riesling

Igniting the “Vinifera Revolution” in the Finger Lakes, Dr. Konstantin Frank is widely credited with elevating the New York wine industry to levels that now rival the greatest wine producing regions in the world (IMHO). In 1962, Dr. Frank founded Vinifera Wine Cellars, and quickly built a reputation for excellent Rieslings. Fast forward to 1993, theRead more

TasteNY with Hudson-Chatham Winery

My timing is terrible these days. Almost a month has passed since I had the opportunity to participate in the TasteNY event with Hudson-Chatham Winery. I’ll blame it on the abundance of great local wine I’ve had of late that has managed to divert my attention from writing this recap. In one sentence, TasteNY isRead more

TasteNY

I rarely get the chance to enjoy New York wines. Blame it on distribution or the simple fact I live in Florida, New York wines usually don’t find their way to the shelves of my local wine shops. So when I received word that TasteNY was coming back for a second year in a row,Read more

In a New York State of Mind

I know, I know, another post on New York wine. What can I say, I’m in a New York State of mind, especially after tasting the Ravines 2007 Cabernet Franc. A wine like this makes me want to rename my website TheOther47.com or better yet, EastoftheWestCoast.com. You never know what the future holds… Ravines WineRead more