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WineVine~6/18/19~The Insider's Guide to New York Wines: An Interview with Lenn Thompson, Wine Columnist, Suffolk Times, & Founder of The Cork Report

Julie Hosbach

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Biography of Lenn Thompson, Columnist, Suffolk Times, & Founder of The Cork Report, Judge for our 2019 NY Wine Classic

Lenn, a proud Pittsburgh, PA native, moved to Long Island nearly 20 years ago and quickly fell in love with the region’s dynamic and emerging wine community. A digital and content marketing professional by day, he founded in early 2004 to share his passion for the wines, beers and spirits of New York State. Quickly, the site became the premier source for independent New York wine commentary, reviews and news.  In 2016, he expanded his reach, launching to add coverage of wine from the rest of the East Coast and Midwest, including Virginia, Maryland, Michigan and beyond.   Formerly the editor of the Long Island Wine Gazette, a contributor to Edible Brooklyn and Edible East End, wine columnist for and regional editor for Appellation America covering the Long Island and Hudson River Valley regions, Lenn contributes to SevenFifty Daily, Beverage Media and is the wine columnist for The Suffolk Times.  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 trusty dogs Casey and Hines.