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Sweet or Dry, Why?

I always encourage my customers not to think of wine in terms of sweet and dry. In a technical sense, sweetness is just a measure of what remaining sugar is left in the wine after...

Why Vintage Charts Don’t Matter

It’s that time of year. As wineries start to pick their grapes, we’ll be hearing reports about the quality of the harvest. Although vintage reports and their accompanying charts do carry some value, they really...

Getting To Know Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon blanc is enjoying great popularity, perhaps even replacing chardonnay, as the “go to” glass of white wine for many consumers. Originally French, it’s become truly international and is grown in most every wine-producing country....

Wine And Temperature, Your Serve!

We all want our wines to be showing their best when we drink them, expressing every aroma and flavor they possess. Given a decent wine glass, nothing affects this more than the serving temperature. Now,...

South America, More Than Malbec

Malbec from Argentina has been all the rage in recent years, I dare say that it has become the “new Merlot,” if you can remember back to when that grape was the most popular of...

What’s Not To Like About Chardonnay?

Let’s discuss a grape that is responsible for a wider range of successful styles of dry wine than any other, from bright and crisp to full and creamy with all stops in between. This grape...

How To Find Values

We all like to save money and to obtain the most value for our dollar and purchasing wine is no different. One of my favorite phrases in this regard was penned by wine importer Kermit...

Dry Rosé, Perfect for Long Island

As sure a sign of spring as blooming crocuses is the arrival of rosé wine from last year’s harvest. It’s the start of a joyous time of year, as the weather starts to warm and...

Taking The Time To Enjoy Wine

Tasting and enjoying wine requires no special talent or tools other than a clean wine glass, an open mind and the willingness to pay attention. Let’s talk about the wine glass. The most important things...

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June 5 Is Garden City Belmont Festival

Sammy the Bugler and his spirited “Call to the Post” will officially kick off this year’s annual Belmont Festival, which returns to Garden City...

Chamber Orchestra To Perform At Adelphi

  The Chamber Orchestra of New York will make its debut performance at Adelphi University’s Performing Arts Center’s Concert Hall on Saturday, May 16 at...

Legendary Venue Continues Serving Classic Cuisine

Step back in time and experience one of Long Island’s hidden treasures...Milleridge Inn (585 N. Broadway, Jericho). You will forget the hustle and bustle...

Tips For Buying The Ideal Lobster

Arguably the quintessentially classy summertime meal is lobster — whether it’s served whole,in a salad, as part of a bisque or in a lobster roll....

Gone Bananas: A Bunch Of Ways To Use The Odd Fruit

Bananas are OK. They possess neither the flashiness of a strawberry or the grandeur of a watermelon. They aren’t refreshing like a nice, crisp apple...
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