Saturday, March 12, 2011

LONG ISLAND MERLOT TASTING IN NYC APRIL 27, 2011


Long Island Merlot in Context
Ma 12, 2011
by Jim Trezise

The Long Island Merlot Alliance (LIMA), whose winery members produce the unique "Merliance" wine, will be sponsoring a special tasting of the local wines in the context of some of the world's best known Merlots from Bordeaux, Napa, and Italy. The tasting is for wine media and trade.

The open-house style event runs from noon to 4 pm on Wednesday, April 27 at City Winery in Manhattan, and will feature a blind-tasting and rating of 14 wines from the 2007 vintage which will be either varietal Merlots or blends with Merlot representing at least 75%, and all in the same overall price range. Half of the wines will be from Long island, and the others from notable Merlot regions will be selected with the guidance of renowned wine importer David Milligan. All the wines, and their respective scores, will be revealed the next day.

For more information, contact LIMA Executive Director Donnell Brown at dbrown@londislandmerlot.com
Phone: 631-477-6207