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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


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



(Hey you? How do you feel about promo codes? well, you’re in for a treat!!! Stay tuned for one at the end of this article) “Nothing of me is original. I am the combined effort of everyone I’ve ever known.” – Chuck Palahniuk wrote that gem. Speaking of gems, “A […]

The Ink Stained Pearl vs Terroir Part 2 (The Dirt ...