Posts Written OnMay 07, 2013

No Shortcuts: Villa Bellangelo Steams Forward with Ambitious Plan to Establish a New Sense of Place


Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Lindsay Prichard, an avid NYCR reader who wanted to share his passion for Finger Lakes wines with other readers.  The long, cold weeks of winter provide a well-deserved rest between the frenzy of the previous autumn’s harvest and the bustle of the upcoming spring and summer. In the vineyards, snow blankets the ground and the vines hang silent and bare. In the wineries, the long hours of the previous harvest are over. Winter is a time for the region to catch its collective breath before the vineyards burst back to life and the migrating multitudes of…

The NYCR Preview to Long Island Craft Beer Week


The Third Annual Long Island Craft Beer Week is actually 10 days if you count the pregame, and I don’t  mind that at all. From May 10 through the 19 expect to see plenty of alehouses and beer-centric watering holes promoting and pouring Long Island craft brew. The festivities begin May 9 with a free pint glass pickup happening at multiple locations (register here for yours) and a pre-game Cask Kickoff tasting at Croxley’s Ale House.  One of the larger kickoff events will be “Bayfest 2013” held outside of Great South Bay Brewery. GSB will play host to more than 20 New York…