Archive | June, 2013

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For Casual Crowds, Second Labels

By HOWARD G. GOLDBERG When the number of guests at a party or a barbecue threatens to overwhelm the wine budget, second labels can come to the rescue. A few Long Island vintners sell their second-best wines under second-label programs, generally for under $20. I customarily equate second labels, which vintners sometimes call second wines, […]

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Sauvignon Blanc, Suited to the Season

By HOWARD G. GOLDBERG Few vegetables are tougher to match with wine than green asparagus, which is synonymous with spring. My go-to white for the job is sauvignon blanc, because its characteristic aromas and flavors — commonly called green, herbal, herbaceous or vegetal — echo those of asparagus. Many Long Island producers offer sauvignons, and […]

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