Update from Bedell Weekly Newsletter 7.12.12
July 12, 2012
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Dear Friends of Bedell,
We hope you enjoyed your Fourth of July! Last week we bottled our extraordinary flagship red, 2010 Musée – perhaps the finest wine ever made in the 33-year history at Bedell Cellars. We even bottled a few magnums of this beauty that will be held in our library for years to come. No wine has generated more excitement in the winery this past year than Musée, and we are ecstatic with the cohesiveness, depth, and beauty of the blend. We hope to release it in early 2013, and are predicting this wine will become a historically important Long Island powerhouse.
A great day for the beach is a great day to be a grapevine! Warm and hot days during the past week really kicked the vines into gear and they are growing beautifully. We’ve had just enough rain and our vineyard crew has been busy removing excess shoots, cutting the grass between the rows and hedging the excess growth that can reach over the top of the trellis. This is important to keep sunlight streaming into the “fruit zone,” allowing our grapes to ripen and mature under ideal conditions.
Last night we hosted the first meeting of all the current members of Long Island Sustainable Winegrowing, a group we helped found, with a casual potluck gathering on our pavilion at sunset. So far we have 14 member vineyards who are participating, and in doing so are making the East End a better place to live, grow and make wine. For more information on this important initiative – the first of its kind in Eastern North America – check out the LISW website at http://www.lisustainablewine.org.
In case you missed it, our 2011 Taste Rose was featured in an article in Marie Claire magazine and winemaker Rich Olsen-Harbich was interviewed on the long running East End Show by erstwhile News 12 anchor Doug Geed (insert link).
As always we invite you to visit our Tasting Rooms at Bedell and Corey Creek any day of the week. We have live music scheduled every weekend during the daytime and also during our very popular Moonlight Mondays and Twilight Tuesdays at Corey Creek from 5-9pm we will have a full menu of barbecued ribs, hamburgers, sandwiches, and freshly shucked Peconic Bay oysters.
Talk to you next week!
Trent & Rich