Friday, May 1, 2009

Taste Camp Anticipation

I’m pleased as punch to be part of Taste Camp East, a by-invitation-only wine bloggers event on Long Island’s North Fork. The event was organized by Lenn Thomson, author of the highly-regarded New York State wine blog , Lenndevours.
I’m especially looking forward to spending time with some of the great folks I met at the California Wine Bloggers Conference, such as Rémy Charest, Robbin Gheesling, and Melissa Dobson, all great wine bloggers and very cool peeps.
Lenn did an amazing job organizing a full weekend of Long Island wine tastings. Tonight, we’re being treated to dinner by Raphael Winery and the Long Island Merlot Alliance. Saturday we’ll be spitting a lot—woe to those who don’t because we begin at 10:00 am -- tasting through the day at these vineyards: Roanoke, Paumanok, Shinn (who’s treating us to lunch!), Bedell, and Lenz. Our Saturday dinner is being put on by Grand Cru Classes and it’ll be BYOB. Can’t wait to see what these wine lovers bring to dinner—it’s always fun when the bloggers start pulling out their favorite bottles. Sunday there’s an outing to the southern side of the island for tastings at Wolffer Estate and Channing Daughters.
I expect to come home with red-stained teeth and a high appreciation of Long Island wine. Cheers to all the sponsors and organizers of Taste Camp East!


  1. Sounds like a lot of fun. I am also particularly curious about the BYOB part of the day, since it will probably not involve spitting

  2. Kelly, by the time it was dinner I was fried! Other bloggers were able to do more justice to the delicious wine that was brought. We had a great weekend tasting and learning about Long Island wines--there are some real treats out there. Thanks for visiting the blog!