I’m thrilled to announce that my first piece for Wine Enthusiast magazine is now live on their website as well. 

I’ve dabbled in tasting and writing about the wines of my home state for years but pulling this short piece together forced me to be much more comprehensive in my tasting and interviewing. 350 words isn’t much space, so I had to cut a lot of great information, but wow — I found so many passionate, talented winemakers and grape growers in my research.

Like literally any other wine region in the world, there is a lot of not-great wine being made in Pennsylvania, but when you find the right people, growing the right things in the right places and doing the right things in the cellar, the results in Pennsylvania are on par with most anywhere.

Like I said, I had to cut a lot of copy from this piece — so expect a lot more Pennsylvania coverage here on the site.

Read the Wine Enthusiast story online.


About Author

Lenn Thompson, a proud Pittsburgh, PA native, moved to Long Island more than a decade ago and quickly fell in love with the region’s dynamic and emerging wine community. A digital and content marketing and community professional by day, he founded NewYorkCorkReport.com in early 2004 to share his passion for the wines, beers and spirits of New York State. Since then, the site has become the premier source for independent New York wine commentary, reviews and news. Formerly the editor of the Long Island Wine Gazette, a contributor to Edible Brooklyn, wine columnist for Hamptons.com and regional editor for Appellation America covering the Long Island and Hudson River Valley regions, Lenn contributes to Edible East End, Palate Press, Patch and is the wine columnist for Dan’s Papers in the Hamptons. Lenn is also on the board of directors for Drink Local Wine, and is the creator and founder of TasteCamp, a yearly regional wine immersion event for writers and bloggers. An admitted riesling and cabernet franc fanatic, he’s intensely passionate about eating drinking local and the many local wine regions of America. Lenn lives in Miller Place, NY with his wife Nena, son Jackson, daughter Anna and their dog, Casey Lemieux Thompson.

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