No, we’re not usually a newsy site, but sometimes – especially in times like these – there are news items that cross our virtual desks that are worth sharing and writing about.

Forge Cellars is donating 5% of their sales of 2018 Dry Riesling Classique to the Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation.

You can watch co-founder and partner Rick Rainey talk about it in the short video above, but the winery also released a statement:

All of us at Forge have been at a loss on how we could help our friends in the restaurant industry. The climate is not easy for anyone at the moment, but we feel that restaurants have been particularly hard hit. Since the world of food and wine are so deeply connected, we are compelled to make some effort, not matter how small, to have a positive impact.

Rick Rainey, Partner

The 2018 Dry Riesling Classique was already a great buy (especially with the free shipping Forge is offering on orders of 6+ bottles) but this is all the more reason to buy some.

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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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