06/02/17 5:56am

Enjoy a blind tasting at Waters Crest Winery on Sunday. (Credit: Randee Daddona)

Do you think you’d choose a fine French wine over a high quality glass of Long Island merlot?

Find out this weekend as Waters Crest Winery in Cutchogue hosts its “Best of the Crest” event on Sunday, June 4. (more…)

05/20/17 6:11am

A bottle of McCall Wines 2016 Cuvée Nicola. (Credit: Courtesy photo)

McCall Wines earned its reputation among local wine lovers on the back of its pinot noir program, which stands as the best on the East End. No other pinot noir comes close.

A peek behind the pinot portion of the portfolio reveals quality across the board. McCall’s cabernet franc and merlot are also often outstanding as well. The rosé, too. But the hidden gem of the lineup is on the white wine side — sauvignon blanc.

Starting in 2015, the McCall sauvignon blanc has been made entirely with estate-grown fruit (rather than purchased grapes from elsewhere on the North Fork). Grown in McCall’s North Ridge Vineyard — a vineyard formerly known as Andy’s Field when it was part of the Gristina property — our Wine of the Week is McCall Wines 2016 “Cuvée Nicola” Sauvignon Blanc ($24). (more…)

04/17/17 6:02am
Downs Farm Preserve in Cutchogue. (Credit: Northforker file photo)

Downs Farm Preserve in Cutchogue. (Credit: Northforker file photo)

Group for the East End will once again host an Earth Day Festival at Downs Farm Preserve in Cutchogue on Saturday, April 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The family-friendly event will feature live animals, nature hikes, crafts, a plant sale, music by Julia King and raffles. (more…)

04/11/17 6:00am
This homeon Bridle Lane in Cutchogue has been listed for $2,199,000. (Credit: Photos by Liz Glasgow, courtesy of Century 21 Albertson Realty)

This homeon Bridle Lane in Cutchogue has been listed for $2,199,000. (Credit: Photos by Liz Glasgow, courtesy of Century 21 Albertson Realty)

This private North Fork estate comes with one unique guarantee — the promise of no new neighbors.

That’s because the property is surrounded by preserved farmland, meaning the adjacent parcels will not be developed, according to its listing agent.

Located on Bridle Lane in Cutchogue, the five bedroom, four and a half bathroom house is set on nearly four acres. It just hit the market on Wednesday, April 5 and is listed for $2,199,000. (more…)

04/06/17 6:01am
Harvest Box cutchogue

Russ and Karen L’HommeDieu prepare to test out recipes at their home in Cutchogue Friday afternoon. (Credit: Krysten Massa)

Russ L’HommeDieu knocked on the doors of over 30 homes this past Monday, boxes of vegan-friendly food in hand.

It was all part of a new business the Cutchogue entrepreneur and his wife, Karen, recently started called Harvest Food Box.

Similar in approach to popular home delivery recipe options like Blue Apron or HelloFresh, the L’HommeDieus have created pre-assembled meals that can be cooked in a crockpot. (more…)

03/29/17 6:03am
Threes brewing

Greg Doroski of Threes Brewing Co. (Credit: Matt Furman/Threes Brewing courtesy photo)

Standing at the counter of a coffeehouse located inside their Brooklyn brewery, Threes Brewing partners Greg Doroski and Josh Stylman are reminiscing about the early days of their then fledgling company.

Doroski, who was living full-time in his native Cutchogue, recalled a trip to Brooklyn three years ago to take a look at some of the equipment Threes would use to brew its beer.

“He was supposed to be a consultant,” said Stylman, a tech entrepreneur and investor with a background in marketing.

Drawing a deep breath, Doroski began to explain why it was once important for the relationship to stay that way. (more…)