04/23/14 11:00am
(Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

(Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Kareem Massoud was just 10 years old in 1983 when his parents, Ursula and Charles Massoud, planted Paumanok’s first vines on what was once a potato farm in Aquebogue.

In those days, he and his brothers, Salim and Nabeel, were recruited by their mother and father to sucker, prune and otherwise tend those vines on weekends and holidays.

“We saw no reward in it,” Kareem says with a chuckle. “We couldn’t drink the wine!”  (more…)

04/22/14 4:00pm
The North Ferry from Greenport to Shelter Island leads foodies from Wine Country to a small island with several great restaurants. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

The North Ferry from Greenport to Shelter Island leads foodies from Wine Country to a small island with several great restaurants. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

With sweeping views west to Pipes Cove, east to Gardiners Bay and ahead to the bluffs of Shelter Island Heights, the North Ferry ride from Greenport offers a 15-minute introduction to the geography, geology and climate of Long Island’s North Fork. Some people say you can taste the North Fork in the food and wine produced from its fruits, vegetables and animals.  (more…)

04/22/14 1:00pm

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04/22/14 11:51am
Tasting room staffer Jenny Smith pours a glass of red at Pellegrini Vineyards in Cutchogue. (Credit: Rachel Young)

Tasting room staffer Jenny Smith pours a glass of red at Pellegrini Vineyards in Cutchogue. (Credit: Rachel Young)

It could be argued that tasting room employees are the unsung heroes of any winery.

Those who pour wine — an unglamorous job in many respects —  face, among others, the challenge of learning everything there is to know about the wines they serve and keeping visitors informed and entertained.  (more…)