with Lenn Thompson
Diversity is the greatest strength of New York wine country. There is so much more to it than Riesling, Cabernet Franc, and Chardonnay. Sparkling wine – made in myriad styles of styles using myriad grapes is the unappreciated star of the state’s wine industry. And it’s made in every corner of the state’s cool-climate wine regions. Join writer Lenn Thompson for this tasting of five wildly different sparkling wines from the Finger Lakes, Hudson River Region, and Long Island.
▸ Milea Estate Vineyard 2017 “Proceedo” Sparkling Rosé
▸ Pleasant Valley Wine Company NV Gold Seal Blanc de Blanc
▸ Glenora Wine Cellars 2013 Brut
▸ Lenz Winery 2014 Cuvee
▸ Channing Daughters Winery 2019 Gewürztraminer Pét Nat
November 17, 2020
11:00 AM EST
About the Moderator:
Lenn Thompson is a writer and intermittent podcaster based on Long Island, New York. He has been writing about North American wine — with a focus on regions that aren’t California, Oregon or Washington — for the better part of two decades for a variety of online and print publication, including Wine Enthusiast Magazine, Beverage Media, SevenFifty Daily, various Edible Communities magazines, as well as his own site Cork Report (thecorkreport.us). He recently re-launched his podcast under the name Press Fraction.
He’s the founder of TasteCamp, an annual regional wine immersion conference for writers and trade, and more recently, he co-founded the #openlocalwine virtual to celebrate local wineries and support them during the COVID-19 quarantines.