Almost a year before The Cork Report became the name of this website, it was the name of a podcast that I launched, did one real episode of, and then retired because I just wasn’t good enough at the audio editing piece of it to make it sustainable.

That single episode, however, was pretty solid, so I wanted to re-publish it here today. It’s with Regan Meador, co-owner and winemaker at Southold Farm & Cellar and our conversation happened well before local governmental pressures forced he and his wife Carey to move their young family and winery to Texas.

I also think I’ve found someone who is willing to do the audio work if I want to do some more podcasting. I also have a co-host lined up. And about two dozen people I want to talk to. 2018 should be fun.

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 in early 2004 to share his passion for the wines, beers and spirits of New York State. After running that site -- which became the premier source for independent New York wine commentary, reviews and news -- for 12 years, he launched in late 2016 to add the wines of Virginia, Maryland, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Vermont and beyond to his beat. Lenn currently serves as the wine columnist for The Suffolk Times weekly newspaper and is the former editor of the Long Island Wine Gazette. He contributes or has contributed to publications like Wine Enthusiast Magazine, Beverage Media, Edible Brooklyn, Edible East End and Edible Hudson Valley. Lenn served on the board of directors for Drink Local Wine, and is the creator and founder of TasteCamp, an annual regional wine immersion conference for writers and trade. An admitted riesling and cabernet franc fanatic, he’s intensely passionate about eating 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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