Wine



‘Nothing of me is original. I am the combined effort of everyone I’ve ever known.” If you’re an avid Pearl reader, you may remember this quote from a previous article of mine on Terroir. Is this artistic recycling just sheer laziness on my part? Well probably. But also Chuck Palahniuk […]

The Ink Stained Pearl vs The Wine Vessel





There’s nothing we love more at Taste of Purple than a day of “industry research.” This of course is just a fancy term for the days we all forget our responsibilities and go run away to taste wines. Recently, in one of our teams many (many) travels to Long Island […]

Taste of Purple visits Bedell Cellars


Recently my travels took me to the outskirts of Long Island to visit with some wineries there. While the North Fork proved to be overflowing with tasting rooms, the South Fork contains significantly fewer wineries. The vineyards we found there, however, were definitely worth the trip. One such vineyard was […]

The Ink Stained Pearl visits Wolffer Estate



Our team at Taste of Purple recently ventured out to Napa, CA in search of good wine and better company. Our journey proved to be not only a fun filled adventure with good friends but also an educational experience. Of the many (and trust us many is an understatement) wineries […]

Taste of Purple visits FRIAS Family Vineyard


Tour enough wineries (and trust me this Pearl has) and it becomes harder and harder for them to surprise you. On a recent visit to Long Island’s North and South Fork, I expected to find more of the same. Some met my expectations of the traditional wine tasting experience. Others […]

The Ink Stained Pearl vs Channing Daughters Winery


The wine industry in some ways can be compared to a petulant child. It can be stubborn and resistant to change, but like it or not it’s growing every day (and it often revolves around eating, drinking, and napping, but I digress). Wine values and traditions hold a place, but […]

The Ink Stained Pearl vs Lieb Cellars