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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 ...

Beer Podcast: Crop Circle Ale and More

By Contributing Columnist Donavan Hall I hope you all enjoyed the last installment of the Long Island beer and malt podcast, The Daily Catch. This week I’m joined by Rich Thatcher, fellow beer and whiskey enthusiast and c...


WTN: Comtesse Therese 70% Cabernet Sauvignon 30% Cabernet Franc (North Fork)

Some of the wines that display Long Island’s true nature–terroir if you will–are actually red blends, not the varietal merlots that are often lauded as the region’s best. I know, shocking. I should be st...


WTN: Castello di Borghese 2005 Chardonnay (North Fork)

Even the most casual Long Island wine lover knows Castello di Borghese, located in Cutchogue. Their vineyards are where the Long Island wine industry got its start back in 1973—then known as Hargrave Vineyard after founders A...


Rkatsiteli: A Future Finger Lakes Standout?

By Finger Lakes Correspondent Jason Feulner Riesling is the king of the Finger Lakes, and most would agree that the Finger Lakes region consistently produces some of the best riesling in the United States.  Similarly, ries...


Heard Through the Grape Vine: LI Wineries Shutting Out Howard Goldberg?

My post the other day caused at least a mini-stir in the local wine industry. Several people intimately involved in it emailed me privately about it rather than commenting on the site. So, I can’t (and won’t) mentio...