Workers harvest cabernet franc grapes at Macari Vineyards in Mattituck this past fall. Our Lenn Thompson said he is ‘in lust’ with the varietal. (Credit: Carrie Miller)
Editor’s Note: Although Lenn Thompson has written a biweekly column for northforker.com since November 2014, this is his first piece to appear in the print editions of The Suffolk Times and Riverhead News-Review. He replaces longtime wine columnist Louisa Hargrave.
How do you replace a pioneer — an icon, really — who was literally there when a wine industry was born? You don’t because you can’t. I can never fill Louisa Hargrave’s shoes, but I do hope to fill her old column space with stories that will inform, inspire and celebrate.
Everyone on the East End knows Louisa — or at least knows of her and how she and her then-husband, Alex, created the region’s first winery.
I’m the new guy, so many of you don’t know anything about me, other than I apparently have something to say about wine. And I do. Plenty. (more…)
Find a great bargain this weekend. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
Whether you’re looking for unique tchotchkes to decorate the mantel or are on the hunt for vintage clothing (or maybe an octagonal fish tank!), you’re in luck: Here are a few scheduled yard and tag sales between Riverhead and Orient from Friday, August 28 to Sunday, August 30.
Read on to find a sale nearby, as listed in the Classifieds section of the August 27 edition of the Riverhead News-Review and the Suffolk Times.
S.A.V.E.S. is hosting a male model search at Jamesport Vineyards on Friday. (Credit: Vera Chinese)
Bid on dates with North Fork hunks and watch them strut their stuff on the catwalk — all for a good cause and a few laughs — at Jamesport Vineyards this Friday.
Local animal advocacy group Spay Alter Vaccinate Every Stray (S.A.V.E.S.) is hosting a male model search and date auction at the Jamesport winery on Friday, Aug. 28 at 6 p.m. Admission is $10 and all proceeds benefit S.A.V.E.S. (more…)