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Pre-Bud Break at Peconic Bay Vineyards

Matt and Jen at Peconic Bay Winery sent me this picture this morning. It was taken last evening in their vineyard on Route 25 near the winery. These are vines that are so close to bud break it’s ridiculous. I’m alwa...


Why do YOU drink local?

Obviously I drink a lot of local wines, and I can only assume that a lot of you do as well, be them wines from Long Island, California, France, wherever you live. I’m working on a piece about why I drink local, but I̵...


East End Oenophile in Edible East End

The spring issue of Edible East End will hit the streets later this week, and this is particularly fun for me because it marks the debut of my new column "East End Oenophile." Once they update their website with the n...

“May” by Christopher Watkins

By Christopher Watkins In a warm kitchen in Stony Brook,above a heated stove,a bearded chef keeps two eyes fastenedto a metal pot,but the water doesn’t boil. On a platform in Port Jefferson,dampened by the rain,a small, y...


Local With Local: Doug Gulija from Plaza Cafe

I first met Doug Gulija at a chardonnay vertical tasting at Wolffer Estate a couple years ago. He came right up and introduced himself to me and throughout the tasting, I was impressed by his palate as well as his dedication to...


Long Island Dines: Southampton Publick House

I turned 32 last Thursday, so I took the day off to spend it with Nena and Jackson. We rarely make it out to the Hamptons, particularly once the ‘on season’ starts, so I thought it would be fun to head out to the Ha...

WTN: Macari Vineyards 2005 Malbec (North Fork)

You’ve heard all about Long Island merlot, but what about the Malbec? Merlot might rule this over-grown sand bar, but Malbec, the large, easy-to-ripen black grape best known as Argentina’s premier variety, is showin...


Whole Foods Market Coming to Lake Grove?

For a while now, it’s been rumored that the SportsPlus is going out of business and that Whole Foods will take over the building. Well, an unnamed source that I have in the local commercial real estate business confirmed ...