Wednesday, November 9, 2011

A trip to Long Island Wine Country

On Monday my boyfriend and I took a drive to Long Island wine country and did a few tastings.  It was great to get out of the city and see the colorful leaves on the trees changing, acres of freshly manicured grass and best of all peace and quiet!!  My personal preference always tends to be more toward the whites and blush wines.  I love sweet wines and usually always will have a bottle of Moscato on hand.  On our trip we stopped at Roanoke Vineyards, Lieb Family Cellars and Water Crest Winery.  Our favs all came from Roanoke Vineyards.  My boyfriend ended up liking 2010 De Rosa Rosé which was really light and had a nice fragrance.  We both fell in love with the 2010 Dioso late harvest chardonnay which functions as both and ‘ice wine’ and a desert wine.  Its really sweet and it has a thicker consistency than most wines.  The guide told us some people pour it over a cup of ice cream (yummy) or pair it with chocolate cake.  The only downside is that this comes in half bottles and costs $37 a bottle.  With the holidays around the corner now is the time to stack up on your favorites to pair with your holiday dinners.  What’s your favorite wine to drink when you are just trying to relax and let go of the day?  Also what wines will you be pairing with your Thanksgiving dinner?


  1. I love wine too. ;) Sounds like a lovely time.

  2. Wine tasting is one of my favorite things to do everrr!

  3. LI wine country is always a great time. Paumanok Vineyards is my favorite. If you're ever by Prospect Park in Brooklyn on a Saturday, Paumanok does a wine tasting at the Green Market there a few Saturdays a month :)