07/12/17 9:46am

Bridge Lane Wines red blend. (Credit: Lenn Thompson)

There are two main theories when it comes to pairing wine with food, mirroring flavors or contrasting them. Having a heavy pasta dish with butter, cream and maybe some pancetta? You could have a rich chardonnay with a healthy dose of oak to reinforce the same flavors. Or you could have a bright, citrusy unoaked white that cuts through the heft and weight of the food.

Personally, I lean toward the contrasting mode of wine pairing. (more…)

02/03/17 6:00am
Lieb Cellars

Bridge Lane Wines 2016 Sauvignon Blanc. (Credit: Lenn Thompson)

We’ve had a mild winter so far , so I can’t really complain too much. It’s been relatively mild and we haven’t had that much snow (can you hear that? It’s me knocking on wood). But when a wine like this week’s wine of the week, Lieb Cellars 2016 “Bridge Lane” Sauvignon Blanc makes its way to my tasting table, I can’t help but long for warmer weather — summer ideally, but spring works too. (more…)

09/20/16 6:02am
Bridge Lane Rose

Bridge Lane Rosé. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Boston might be less than a four-hour trip from the North Fork, but our local wines are seldom found in Beantown restaurants and bars.

But alternative packaging like kegs can change that.

In an online article published Sept. 16, The Boston Globe reported on how Bridge Lane’s 2015 rosé made its way in a keg from Premium Wine Group in Mattituck, where it is produced, to the State Park restaurant in Kendall Square, which is located across the Charles River from Boston. Kegs keep wine fresh longer and allow restaurant to offer glasses on tap. (more…)

08/24/16 10:10am
A box of Bridge Lane Rosé is perfect to enjoy by the pool. (Credit: Lenn Thompson)

A box of Bridge Lane Rosé is perfect to enjoy by the pool. (Credit: Lenn Thompson)

I thought I was done writing about rosé for the summer. Really, I did. Not because I’m done drinking them. I may be a little burned out after trying so many recently, but I drink pink year-round.

Still, I figured it was time to stop writing about them for the summer.

Then some good friends of ours pulled a box of Bridge Lane 2015 rosé out of their refrigerator part-way through a pool party they were hosting. I thought, “Wow, what a perfect wine for this situation.” (more…)

07/09/16 6:10am

Bridge Lane Rose

Depth. Concentration. Complexity. These are the types of things that wine lovers crave — even demand — in the wines they drink. As a wine lover, I love these things, but I don’t need them to enjoy a particular wine. In fact, there are times when I don’t want to analyze or ponder what is in my glass. I want straightforward deliciousness that I can enjoy with or without food.  (more…)