Thanksgiving is next week and while I won’t tell you want you should drink — those sorts of stories annoy me every single year — I will tell you something you could drink. And something you’ll definitely enjoy. READ
We asked Long Island’s wineries to tell us about the history of their vineyards, the wine they make and what makes their tasting room a unique place to visit. Read up on the wineries to plan your next stop along the Long Island wine trail.
This guide features write-ups on most Long Island tasting rooms and includes important information like the varieties of grapes grown and hours of operation. (more…)
Over the past several months, much has been written — both in the local press and in response to those stories — about the idea of food at wineries. I’m firmly in favor of food being available at wineries. As I mentioned several columns ago, the New York State Liquor Authority requires licensed wineries — though not farm wineries, which is what most Long Island wineries are — to have food available for sale or service to customers if they pour wines for consumption on premises. That’s the legal side of it, but the logical side of it is even more compelling.(more…)
The new Cutchogue winery and tasting room is now under construction. (Credit: Krysten Massa)
Sannino Vineyard raised the timbers for its new eco-friendly winery and tasting room in Cutchogue Tuesday. Glasses clinked and the barbecue sizzled as friends, family and wine industry leaders gathered at the 8.9-acre property off Route 48 and Alvah’s Lane to watch the 6,000-square-foot winery operation take shape.
“To our friends and family, who have been waiting very many months, thank you for joining us,” said owner Anthony Sannino with his wife and co-owner, Lisa, by his side. “Thank you for taking part in something that is super exciting to us. Salud!” (more…)
Suhru Wines, the label founded several years ago by Susan (the Su) and veteran winemaker Russell (the Ru) Hearn (the H in the middle) has added a sparkling wine to its lineup — and it’s a nice one. (more…)