Category Archives: pinot noir

Tasting Note (and more): Littorai 2006 Roman Vineyard Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley AVA

Almost three years after I met him in October 2008 at his winery in Sebastopol, California, I still consider the hour or two I spent with Littorai’s winemaker, Ted Lemon, one of the most enlightening moments I’ve had in my years as a wine writer. Lemon, who makes a number of remarkably diverse chardonnays and pinot [...]
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Post-TasteCamp North interviews: Richard Auffrey, the Passionate Foodie

TasteCamp North, held on both sides of the Niagara river on May 13-15, was a lot of fun and very instructive for the thirty-some wine bloggers and writers present. Pursuing a tradition started by Lenn Thompson for the first two TasteCamps, held in Long Island (2009) and the Finger Lakes (2010), I asked bloggers [...]
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Grape harvest begins in Ontario and New York

It’s official. The 2010 harvest has begun. Today, August 25, crews at Tawse Winery in the Niagara region have gone into the vineyards to pick grapes for sparkling wine. In Long Island, as reported by the New York Cork Report, harvest started even earlier, with pinot grapes picked for sparkling on Monday at Macari Vineyards. The news
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Tasting Note: 2008 Altostratus Pinot Noir, Black Cloud Wine

The people you meet on Twitter… One of the most interesting has certainly been Bradley Cooper, the man formerly known as Bradinator, who now tweets entirely from his BlackCloudWine account, the name of his most recent and most personal winemaking venture. Bradley is the winemaker at Township 7, a winery
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Artevino 2010 Wine Awards: some of the best wines in Prince Edward County

Last month, I had the chance of joining a distinguished group of Canadian wine experts at Huff Estates, as we judged over 75 wines from Prince Edward County, for the 2010 edition of the Artevino awards. I had been invited by David Lawrason, who headed the jury, to join Michael Pinkus, Billy Munnelly, Tony Aspler, Konrad [...]
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