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Undertaking Wine

A funeral director in love with Long Island Wine Country.

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20 February, 2018 17:18Michael J. Gorton, Jr.

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Shinn Estate Vineyards 2012 Sauvignon BlancMichael J. Gorton, Jr.SEV 2012 SB

Fri, 02 Aug 2013 19:08:15 +0000

Summer has been in full effect for the last month or so.  The triple H’s are on the island.  And here at Notrog Cellars that means that we better have enough sauvignon blanc to wet our whistle while we relax … Continue reading

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New York Cork Reports “Drink New York Dinner” featuring Arrowhead Spring Winery Dinner at the Riverhead Project Thursday, July 11th at 7pmMichael J. Gorton, Jr.asv-trp

Tue, 02 Jul 2013 14:30:02 +0000

As you know, I joined the team at the New York Cork Report about a month ago.  Part of the reason I was brought on was to help the Cork Report cover more of Long Island.  To bring you the … Continue reading

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Southampton Publick House 2011 Imperial Russian StoutMichael J. Gorton, Jr.2013-03-31 16.37.42

Thu, 30 May 2013 11:53:48 +0000

A beer review on Undertaking Wine?!  What the heck is going on here! Yes, this is not a mistake.  This is a review of a bottle of beer that is no ordinary bottle of beer.  Southampton Pulick House Imperial Russian … Continue reading

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Undertaking A New Blogging AdventureMichael J. Gorton, Jr.NYCR

Tue, 28 May 2013 19:18:20 +0000

In case you missed it a couple of weeks ago, I have joined the great team over at the New York Cork Report as a correspondent.  This has been a bit of a dream come true for a locavore, NYS wine … Continue reading

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Al Despertar de Mi Siesta MexicanaMichael J. Gorton, Jr.

Wed, 22 May 2013 04:09:01 +0000

It’s been awhile since a post appeared here. I’ve said time and time again some of the things that hindered me from blogging, I’m not going to rehash them and remind you of my outside influences.  Boring. Tonight is my last … Continue reading

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This Would Never Happen In Bordeaux: A Weird Kickstarter For Southold Farm + Cellarphoto-mainMichael J. Gorton, Jr.

Fri, 22 Mar 2013 14:34:10 +0000

Imagine if Long Island wine region had rules and regulations like Bordeaux or Burgundy or Loire or Mosel.  A project like this would not happen.  The DOCG would not let this happen.  We are kind of lucky we are on Long Island and we … Continue reading

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Martha Clara Vineyards 2010 “Five-O” RoséMichael J. Gorton, Jr.MCV-50-rose

Wed, 13 Mar 2013 16:59:25 +0000

I am the only one in this house who drinks rose.  My wife is just not a fan and has said time and time again, “what’s the point”.  We argue over it, and it leads me to drink the bottle … Continue reading

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Paumanok Vineyards 2010 Festival RedMichael J. Gorton, Jr.PMNK Festival Red 2010

Wed, 27 Feb 2013 20:28:08 +0000

This is not Paumanok Vineyards current Festival Red release, they are currently offering the 2011.  Never the less, this is intended to be had young, and boy was this young. Paumanok Vineyards 2010 Festival Red ($22) (Sold Out) captures the essence  of … Continue reading

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Martha Clara Vineyards 2010 Cabernet SauvignonMichael J. Gorton, Jr.MCV 2010 CS

Wed, 20 Feb 2013 13:13:18 +0000

I am not a cabernet sauvignon fan.  I find it hard to get into.  One of the reasons I think is it never gets as ripe as it should or could here on the North Fork, unless Mother Nature is … Continue reading

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Medolla Vineyards 2007 MerlotMichael J. Gorton, Jr.Medolla 2007 Merlot

Tue, 29 Jan 2013 20:17:20 +0000

The goal of any winemaker or at least  what I think a winemaker tries to do with grapes brought in from the vineyard is a simple one;  Capture the essence of the vintage in the bottle.  When you taste a … Continue reading

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Shinn Estate Vineyards 2009 Estate MerlotMichael J. Gorton, Jr.Shinn2009EM

Wed, 23 Jan 2013 17:00:02 +0000

There is no question that merlot is king on the North Fork. All vineyards have a percentage of their land with it planted. Year after year it shows very well. In 2009, the weather was not as hot as say 2007, … Continue reading

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Bedell Cellars 2009 MerlotMichael J. Gorton, Jr.Bedell09Merlot

Mon, 21 Jan 2013 21:43:01 +0000

In case you have been living under a rock or not on Facebook or twitter or do not have access to network television or even daily news papers, Bedell Cellars in Cutchogue will have the honor of having its 2009 Merlot … Continue reading

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Clean Slate: Not Talking Aroma or Flavor Here.Michael J. Gorton, Jr.

Mon, 14 Jan 2013 21:37:06 +0000

It’s what I need. It has been almost four months since I posted something to this blog.  A real shame.  Not only for me and for those that follow my writings, but for the region and hobby I love. I … Continue reading

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Roanoke Vineyards 2008 Blend OneRoanoke 2008 Blend OneMichael J. Gorton, Jr.Roanoke 2008 Blend One

Thu, 27 Sep 2012 18:44:50 +0000

2008 marks the last vintage of Roanoke Vineyards Blend One and Blend 2 series.  Starting with the 2009 vintage and moving forward you will find one main blend or prime blend now know as Prime Number. Blend 2 is known as the … Continue reading

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Finger Lakes Riesling Hour: 2011 Riesling Launch RecapMichael J. Gorton, Jr.

Thu, 27 Sep 2012 13:40:06 +0000

  On Saturday, at Empire State Cellars, in Riverhead, nearly 30 people came down to taste Riesling from the Finger Lakes Region of New York.  The event was put on by the Finger Lakes Wine Alliance and Finger Lakes Wine … Continue reading

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Riesling Hour: Saturday, Septermber 22, 2012 — The Offical Launch and Release of Riesling from the 2011 Vintage in the Finger LakesTakeawaycardfinalprintokMichael J. Gorton, Jr.PosterfinalprintokNOQRTakeawaycardfinalprintok2

Fri, 21 Sep 2012 18:36:44 +0000

Tomorrow starting at 6PM the Finger Lakes Wine Alliance is sponsoring the official release of Finger Lakes Riesling from the 2011 vintage.  There will be tastings held across the state and you will have an excellent opportunity to taste right here on Long Island. Empire State Cellars will be hosting a Virtual … Continue reading

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What Drove My Palate Back To WineMichael J. Gorton, Jr.

Mon, 17 Sep 2012 14:47:54 +0000

You all know that I took a break from wine — I talked about it last week. But the real thing that drove me back to wine; the one thing that made me dust off the old tasting notebook.  A … Continue reading

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