The hand of God touched the land and that’s how the beautiful glacial Finger Lakes in upstate New York were formed. That’s how it was told to me, and if you look at the pattern of the five main Finger … Continue reading
It’s fascinating to think of vineyards just 78 miles from Manhattan and having been on a brillant tour of the Finger Lakes wine region last July it was good to complete the picture of New York State wines by focusing on those from Long Island.
Images from the Napa Valley Vintners tasting at the Naval Club. Continue reading
Kluge Estate must be one of the most well-connected and well-heeled of the wineries we visited in Virginia; it has deservedly a big reputation for sparkling wine – both the Kluge NV Sparkling and Kluge rosé were drunk at this year’s Clinton wedding. Continue reading
Growing Sauvignon Blanc in Virginia? We’d been told it was impossible because of the climate but here was a winery not only doing it but doing it very well. Here it seems vintages can be swelteringly hot and early (as 2010 was turning out to be), or cold, wet and late (and all else in between). Continue reading
…I found myself in need of a little more grown-up entertainment in the form of a few good beers. The perfect place to find them and discover the other side of Niagara, is downtown in Queen Street which is the real heartbeat of the town and which is undergoing a renaissance. Continue reading