Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Blondie's Libations: Southampton White

Southampton White Glas
Oh Long Island! I try to act like you're not there and I don't live on you, and yet, I love you so. You, with your cute little farms, beaches, a Barefoot Contessa, and best of all, burgeoning wine industry. Your vineyards try so hard to appease my taste buds, but it never quite works out. Until one day, when I saw a label with a picture of the woman I aspire to be...
Southampton White
I feel it is my patriotic duty to try Long Island wines, but most haven't stood a chance of being purchased again. A few months ago, I saw Duck Walk Vineyards' Southampton White in my local liquor store and thought "I like ducks, I like the Hamptons, and I like white wine. Maybe we have a winner?" AND WE DID!!! This white is a mixture of Pinot Gris grapes and Pinot Blanc, and is on the dry side. Unlike many LIs, this wine is light and fruity on the tongue, and VERY smooth. And, like myself, it has good legs. It has officially entered into my summer rotation, as it is the perfect "sitting outside in the hotness and drinking wine" wine. The price is perfect, $10, and my liquor store man has placed it on special order for me. I am now planning a trip to Duck Walk Vineyards, where I hope to make friends with ducks and meet the wonderful people who made this bottle possible.

I purchased this at:
Little Neck Liquors
254-39 Horace Harding Blvd.
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Or, if you're heading out on the Island, be sure to drop by:
Duck Walk Vineyards
231 Montaulk Hwy. (RT. 27)
Water Mill, NY 11976
631-726-7555

Duck Walk North Vineyards
44535 Main Road
Southold, NY 11971
631-765-3500
www.duckwalk.com

3 comments:

Brownie said...

Field trip to Duck Walk! I like field trips. I like ducks. And I especially like the hat that the lady on the label is wearing.

Julia said...

thanks for the tip. i want to make a day trip out to long island this summer for some wine/beer tasting and this might be a nice stop. also, it would be great to find a local wine that my boyfriend actually likes (he generally refuses to drink NY state wine bc he thinks they all suck).

Blondie said...

Julia, I had pretty much written them all off too, but this one changed it all around. I found another one of their wines this weekend, but have yet to open it. Will let the blogosphere know my findings.