06/19/17 6:03am

Lighting by the North Fork-based Vintage Illumination Company at the Bedell Cellars’ Tap Room at Corey Creek. (Credit: David Benthal photos)

We recently toured the revamped Bedell Cellars Tap Room at Corey Creek and fell in love with the new style. Designed with White Flower Farmhouse owner Lori Guyer, the new space features bright colors, reclaimed furniture and lots of North Fork specific décor.

With rosé on tap, charging stations and a lush yard perfect for yard games, we kinda don’t want to ever leave.  OK, so you can’t live at Corey Creek, but you can recreate the style in your home. We caught up with Guyer to talk about how to incorporate some of these touches in your personal space. (more…)

06/17/17 6:01am

A bottle of Macari Vineyards 2013 Reserve Cabernet Franc. Our Lenn Thompson recommends it for Father’s Day. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

With Father’s Day coming this weekend, I’ve been bombarded with pitches from PR hacks about wines and wine pairings that are “perfect” for Father’s Day. Ignoring for a second the myth of the “perfect pairing,” most seem to center on cabernet sauvignon and the steaks that every father will apparently be enjoying on Sunday. (These same pitches sometimes get reused for July 4 and then Labor Day, by the way).

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06/16/17 6:01am

Raphael 2015 Cabernet Franc. (Credit: Lenn Thompson)

This time of year it’s always great to have an armory of barbecue red red wines at one’s disposal — bottles that are fruity, not too complicated and most definitely affordable. Opinions vary on the “best” wines for food hot off the grill, but drinking what tastes good to you matters more than anything any so-called expert says. Even this one.

Our “Wine of the Week,” Raphael 2015 Cabernet Franc ($23), is a good option if you like local cabernet franc in a silky smooth style.

Winemaker Anthony Nappa has spent much of his career here on the Island dedicated to making wines that remain true to the region’s terroir and letting the vintage’s conditions shine through. (more…)

06/15/17 6:01am

We made this tea with lemon verbena, mint and edible flowers. (Credit: David Benthal)

Growing your own herbs, so you can harvest just what you want when you want it, is one of life’s most inexpensive luxuries. The plants flourish without too much attention, and even if you don’t have a garden, a pot or two will be very happy on a sunny windowsill. Just a few sprigs are all you need to brighten a marinade, sauce or platter of sliced tomatoes. (more…)

06/15/17 6:00am

This Greenport home is listed for $575,000. (Credit: Town and Country Real Estate, courtesy)

Here are 10 North Fork open houses scheduled for this weekend, ranging in price from $319,000 to $1,695,000. The property prices are listed in ascending order.

As always, visit realestate.northforker.com to see more listings. (more…)