Posts Written ByAnna DelGenio

LISW: Long Island’s Force for Vineyard Sustainability

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On Thursday, June 6,  Bedell Cellars hosted a celebration of the first anniversary of an important new project in Long Island wine country — Long Island Sustainable Winegrowing (LISW). It is the first certified sustainable program for eastern U.S. vineyards, and covers the “North Fork of Long Island” and “The Hamptons, Long Island, New York” AVAs. This not-for-profit organization was conceived in April of last year when Rich Olsen-Harbich (Bedell Cellars), Barbara Shinn (Shinn Estate Vineyards), Larry Perrine (Channing Daughters Winery), and Jim Thompson (Martha Clara Vineyards) set out to establish a list of guidelines for implementing sustainable practices in local vineyards. \Upon completing the…

Hudson-Berkshire Wine & Food Festival This Weekend

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People often debate whether “local” is measured by state or by miles.  The Hudson-Berkshire Beverage Trail measures it in miles. Tucked in between the northern-most portion of the Hudson Valley and the Berkshire Mountains, the Trail is home to a handful of wine, beer and spirit producers that cross the New York – Massachusetts state line. If you’ve never heard of them before, they’re offering you an excellent opportunity to check all their members in one spot this Memorial Day Weekend, when they’ll be hosting their inaugural Hudson-Berkshire Wine and Food Festival. The three wineries involved — Brookview Station, Hudson-Chatham,…

Event: Celebrate Mother’s Day with Roanoke on Love Lane

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Roanoke Vineyards realizes that there’s nothing a mother deserves more than a good meal and some good wine.  In this spirit, they are hosting a Stroll Down Love Lane this Friday evening, May 10, in celebration of Mother’s Day. The wining and dining will get off to a proper celebratory start at The Mattituck Florist with some bubbly, in the form of Wolffer’s 2008 Sparkling Blanc de Blanc, Brut.  After that The Village Cheese Shop will offer a variety of savory pairings with the aid of two of Roanoke’s wines.  The 2011 The Wild! Chardonnay will be served with prosciutto…

Harmony Vineyards Launches Free Summer-Long Classic Jazz Albums Live Concert Series

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Hot summer night?  Why not cool off near the Long Island Sound with some local wine and a live jazz band? Harmony Vineyards is set to combine the harmonious flavors of its finely crafted wine with the harmonious sounds of some of the finest jazz Long Island has to offer with “The Ray Anderson Classic Jazz Albums Live Concert Series”. The concerts will be held outside on the waterfront grounds adjacent to the Harmony Vineyards tasting room. Anderson, a multiple-time award winner, has been called “the most exciting slide brass player of his generation.”  He has been part of the…

April 20: The Great Food Truck Derby Comes to Tanger (Riverhead, NY)

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On Saturday, April 20, Riverhead’s Tanger Outlets will host A Taste of the East End, featuring the edible Food Truck Derby. Edible East End invites you check out the food trucks from New York City and Long Island as well as local beverage producers, who will be there to tempt your palate with a variety of local libations. Morris Grilled Cheese, the only Slow Food-certified food truck in New York, will have a wide array of the obvious — including gluten-free options — with all the fixings. Korilla BBQ will be serving up Korean BBQ with organic veggies (yes, they have…