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Schneider Vineyards’ Roanoke Point Vineyard Sold

I heard over the weekend that Schneider Vineyard’s recently sold their Roanoke Point vineyard, which is predominantly planted with cabernet franc. I don’t have a ton of details, but I was sorry to hear that the buye...

Ballad of the Pour Man and the Well-Known Wine Reviewer

By Christopher Watkins As if, in opposite corners, our trainers had just told us to “Go out there and get ‘em,” we square off, I on the wine side of the bar, you on the other. What, I wonder, is there in your armor in the...


Long Island Dines: Farmer Bar (Cutchogue, NY)

On Saturday afternoon, with my mom and sister in town for Easter (and to see Jackson) we did a quick North Fork wine jaunt so that my family could buy some wine. You see, they live outside of Pittsburgh, PA…where LI wines...


What’s the Best New York Wine You’ve Had Recently?

Happy Friday everyone. I thought it might be fun to get a discussion going about some of the New York wines you’re digging lately. So, any New York wines blown you away lately? The last one that really blew me away was Dr...


April: Lieb Family Cellars’ 3rd Annual Oysterfest

Throughout the month of April, Lieb Family Cellars will be toasting the arrival of spring with its third annual OysterFest. Every Sunday in April, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., tasting room visitors will be able to sample a variety of...


State Money Still Available for Winery Website Enhancements

I’m not sure what kind of website a winery is going to get for $1000 these days, so it’s good to see that wineries and vineyards that already got money from New York State to enhance their Web presence can now apply...


Corey Creek Vineyards Grand Re-Opening: May 26-28

You may have noticed that the tasting room at Corey Creek Vineyards, sister winery to Bedell Cellears was closed for six days in March for some major, but quick renovations. Well, this Memorial Day weekend (May 26-28) it will o...


Long Island Dines: Andrew’s by the Pond

Sunday night, Nena and I had our first baby sitter (thanks MIL) and were finally able to enjoy our first meal out–just the two of us–in several months. After Nena called our favorite local restaurant, La Plage, seve...