Wine Blog

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

What is Chenin Blanc?
Continuing with our recent theme of discussing grapes born in the Loire Valley (see our last pieces on Cabernet Franc and Riesling), we present to you another gorgeous grape that many tend to overlook: the Chenin Blanc.  This fabulous white grape comes from France, particularly in the ever famous Loire Valley, but made its way - Read More

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019

The History of Cabernet Franc
If Riesling is the unofficial white grape of New York, then Cabernet Franc is our red. This bold black grape is one of the main grapes used in Bordeaux wine blends, typically being blended with Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon. It came to popularity in the 1600s in the Loire Valley, where it actually helped to create the - Read More

Thursday, June 27th, 2019

The History of Riesling in NY
Riesling has a bit of a strange reputation. It’s a German wine that used to be consumed as a sweet, dessert wine, as most variations were cloyingly sweet and best when cold. While these do still exist, there is a new Riesling in town and it hails from New York State.  In the northern part - Read More

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

Chenin Blanc: A Great White for Summer
Of the white wines from France, we probably think of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Pinot Grigio first. It’s not necessarily that they are the best or most interesting (although they can be) but rather that they’re the most common and therefore the most widely known. As you’ve probably learned by now, the wine world is - Read More

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

Summer Wine and Cheese Pairings
Wine + cheese = joy. Cheeseboards and charcuterie can and should absolutely be enjoyed all year long but there’s something about bringing a spread to the park on a sunny day or hanging out on a patio watching a sunset on a warm evening that really just makes it all taste so much better. We’ve - Read More

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

Fun Facts About Rosé
We love rosé- I mean, how can you not? It’s cute, it tastes good, it’s the drink of the summer. But it’s a widely misunderstood beverage and we think it’s high time that people give rosé the true credit it is due. Below you’ll find five interesting facts about rosé that you may have not - Read More

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

The 2019 Adirondack Wine & Food Festival
If you’re looking for a destination getaway that’s just a few short hours away from the city, look no further than Lake George. Known as the original American vacation, the Adirondacks have been a haven for families all along the East Coast as the place to be during the summer season since the 1860s. Lake - Read More

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

Summer Wines for 2019
We got our first taste of summer this week with an above 80-degree day which made us crave the sunny weather even more. Yes, we begged for spring but now we’re getting ready for summer, with its park picnics, patio sipping, and warm nights. It’s time to put away our deep reds and bring out - Read More

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

The World’s Most Common Grape Varietals
There are literally thousands of varietals of grapes grown around the world, plus about a thousand more waiting to be discovered. Some are grown for wine, some are grown for juice, but each tells a story of the land it comes from. The varietal is the actual grape from which a wine or juice is - Read More