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A Belated Happy Mother’s Day

Yeah, so I’m a day late with this post, but we had a busy weekend…mostly celebrating Nena’s first Mother’s Day. Some weekend highlights include: Stopping at Roanoke Vineyards for their De Rosa launch par...


May Selections: The New York Cork Club

It’s May…spring has finally come to Long Island and that means warmer weather, the beginnings of local produce and–for me anyway–a turn to crisp, fresh white wines. This month’s selections for the ...


Beer Podcast – Southampton Biere de Garde

By Contributing Columnist Donavan Hall On today’s show… I’m joined by my co-host Rich Thatcher.  We’ll be taking you to Spuyten Duyvil, a cool beer bar in Brooklyn.  Our featured beer of the da...


Tourism Expands in the Finger Lakes

By Finger Lakes Correspondent Jason Feulner According to the New York State Department of Agriculture, nearly 60% of wine sales in the Finger Lakes occur at the winery site by visiting consumers. These sales statistics are refl...


In Memorium: Ch. Montage Petit Syrah

Almost two years ago, I did a story in a local paper about Long Island Wine dogs. These dogs serve as mascots, tasting room greeters and constant companions to many in the local wine industry. And they are damn cute to boot. Th...


WTN: Corey Creek Vineyards 2006 Gewurztraminer (North Fork of Long Island)

I happen to love gewurztraminer, but only a handful of local wineries bother with this under-appreciated grape Some make it in the off-dry style that I think plagues many U.S. bottlings, but a couple use Alsace as their model, ...


Don’t Forget: Brooklyn Uncorked is Next Week

Next Wednesday Long Island wine country invades Brooklyn with Brooklyn Uncorked at BAMcafe. For any New Yorkers who just can’t make it out to Long Island’s East End, this is going to be an awesome opportunity to tas...


Thinking About Local Wines in Local Restaurants

Visit most any winemaking region the world over and you’ll find that restaurant wine lists are chock full of locally made wines. Go to a restaurant in Napa and you’ll find wine lists dominated by Napa wines rather t...