It seems that over the years, the NYCR team has grown largely through connections I’ve made via social media. Those passionate about New York libations have a way of finding one another on Twitter and Facebook that has certainly enriched this website over the years.
Today, I’m happy to announce that our latest correspondent — focusing on Long Island wine — is someone I barely interact with online because I’ve known her for years offline, face-to-face.
Katherine Jaeger is a name that will be familiar to many of you. She worked for several years as Peconic Bay Winery’s wine club manager (and also managed the Empire State Cellars wine club that I curate) and has been a fixture on the North Fork for some time. Now that she’s working full-time for any winery — I’m finally able to bring her onto the team.
Katherine has been a proud North Fork resident for five years. When many friends were hell bent on city life, she sought out the seemingly quieter style afforded by the country. However Long Island’s East End was anything but quiet. She quickly found herself enamored with the vibrant agricultural landscape and immersed in the diverse community of the Long Island wine industry. What was intended to be a couple seasons turned into one year followed by another until 5 had passed and she had to admit she’d fallen in love.