08/13/17 6:48am

Sparkling Pointe has been named New York’s Winery of the Year. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder, file photo)

Here are the seven most-read stories this week on northforker.com. To keep up with food, wine, real estate and lifestyle news on the North Fork, like us on Facebook, check out our Instagram page (@The_Northforker) and follow @northforker1 on Twitter.  (more…)

08/12/17 6:00am

A scene from the 2017 Harvest East End. (Credit: Krysten Massa)

I should preface my thoughts on this past weekend’s Harvest East End event, held at Martha Clara Vineyards, by mentioning that I don’t particularly enjoy these sorts of events. Six hundred-plus people, wine glasses in hand, moving from table to table tasting wine is a lot of fun, yes, but I greatly prefer tasting and drinking wine in a more intimate setting, one where consideration and conversation are more appropriate — and possible.

That said, it’s impossible for me to do anything but commend the organizers of this year’s event. Harvest East End has changed a lot over the years, and not always for the (more…)

08/11/17 6:03am

Good Libations beverage truck offers frozen craft cocktails for private events. (Credit: David Benthal/GoodLibations courtesy photo)

Visitors of the North Fork who like frozen cocktails, but can’t deal with the accompanying high fructose corn syrup headache, are in luck. Good Libations, a mobile bar catering to private events and serving frozen craft drinks, has rolled into town. (more…)

08/10/17 11:09am

Sparkling Pointe 2014 Brut. (Credit: Lenn Thompson)

After tasting through most of the Sparkling Pointe portfolio at last weekend’s Harvest East End event, I can say without reservation that the winery is really hitting its stride. The wines have really never been better — which helps explain why the winery was named co-winery of the year earlier this week at the New York Food & Wine Classic. (more…)