Posts Written OnNovember 14, 2013

I continue to be amazed at how like-minded, local food and wine lovers find one another. Today, I’d like to welcome Kristin Camplese to the NYCR’s Long Island desk. She’s a Pennsylvania native (just like me). She recently moved to Long Island (much like I did 12 years ago). And we have a mutual friend, which is how we met. Of course, I grew up with said friend, sitting behind her in many classes through junior and senior high school because our last names were often consecutive on class rosters. Kristin befriended her when they were both adults. Still —…

Robin Ross, Co-owner, Arrowhead Spring Vineyards

For those that know Robin Ross, co-owner of Arrowhead Spring Vineyards, it may be difficult to believe that when she met her husband Duncan she wasn’t even a wine drinker. Ross has come a long way since then. She now dedicates herself day and night to the 7-acre vineyard in New York’s Niagara Escarpment, with much of that time in between the vines. If asked 10 years ago if she thought she would be a winery owner working  full-time in the wine business, my guess is that she probably would not have said yes. Winemaking was her husband Duncan’s passion,…