By Lenn Thompson, Editor-in-Chief

One of my favorite annual Long Island wine events — Brooklyn Uncorked — is taking place on May 5 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

For anyone who is interested in local wines, there is no better chance to taste and experience the diversity of Long Island wine. Plus, there will be great food from NYC restaurants to enjoy as you walk from table to table sampling some of Long Island's best vino.

I won't be able to attend this year's event, but it really is a lot of fun and if you don't get out to Long Island wine country very often, you really shouldn't miss this event.

Among those wineries that will be pouring are Bedell Cellars, Bouké,
Channing Daughters Winery, Corey Creek Vineyards, Grapes of Roth,
Jamesport Vineyards, Lieb Family Cellars, Macari Vineyards & Winery,
The Old Field Vineyards, Shinn Estate Vineyards and Wölffer Estate. 

Restaurants and food purveyors who will be offering samples of food include Tanoreen, DuMont, Dressler, Txikito,
Gramercy Tavern, Palo Santo, Stinky Bklyn, Savoy, D. Coluccio &
Sons, Tipsy Parson, Liddabit Sweets, Watty & Meg, Good Fork,
Orwasher’s Bakery, Katchkie Farm, Great Performances and Dallis Coffee. 

Another fun, the New York Wine Stand, a program that features New York wines
at city Greenmarkets, will be pouring New York rieslings.

Best of all, if you buy your tickets now (meaning before Sunday) tickets ($40) are buy one, get one half-off. An afternoon and evening of great local wines and food for $30 per person? It's a great deal.