Now The Hard Part

There was a part of me, the procrastinating part, which was secretly hoping the Mayans were on to something. Writing is hard, and expressing what you think and feel in words takes effort. Unfortunately since the Mayan apocalypse did not happen, I am forced to do the...

Sterile Spring

The recent revelation that commonly used pesticides called neonicotinoids are responsible for the alarming and rapid demise of the bees comes as no surprise to Organic Wine Journal...

Naturally Controversial

In his January 25th article, Eric Asimov in the New York Times has thrown a huge log on the bonfire of controversy that is the ‘natural wine movement.’ What gives here? Why does this seemingly simplest of goals cause so much ire and confusion, especially since it is...

Futures Dinner At Shinn Estate

On Saturday night David Page and Barbara Shinn held their annual Futures Dinner where you get to have a Napa/Sonoma experience on the East End of Long Island.  However unlike our more temperate cousin in California, the weather on Long Island in February can be...