Bottles of Channing Daughters VerVino. (Credit: Randee Daddona)
For most Americans, vermouth tends to be binary — either red and sweet or white and dry. It’s the stuff on the bottom shelf at the liquor store that’s usually cheap and only useful for martinis and Manhattans. That’s a bit like thinking that all there is to wine is $7 merlot and chardonnay.
It’s just not true— and if you feel that way, you’re really missing out.(more…)
A bottle of Wölffer Estate Vineyard 2016 Sauvignon Blanc. (Credit: Lenn Thompson)
Chardonnay is still the most-planted white grape on Long Island, but few think that it’s the white grape that best captures the essence of the region’s terroir. For most, including me, that grape is sauvignon blanc.
Wölffer Estate’s Roman Roth hasn’t been making sauvignon blanc as long as some local winemakers, but his wines are always fine examples — fresh, clean and seafood-ready. Our wine of the week, Wölffer Estate Vineyard 2016 Sauvignon Blanc ($22) is no different. (more…)
For a great many people in the tri-state area, our Wine of the Week, Wölffer Estate 2016 Rosé ($18), is Long Island wine, not just the unofficial wine of the Hamptons. There truly may not be a better known Long Island wine.
Wölffer Estate Vineyard Summer in a Bottle is back. (Credit: Randee Daddona)
Summer may be three months away, but in the mean time, you can sip it by the bottle.
Wölffer Estate Vineyard’s best-selling “Summer in a Bottle” rosé is back for a fourth season and started shipping earlier this month. The popular pink wine, perennially a northforker favorite, has sold out every year it has been available. (more…)
Pétillant naturel, or pét nat wines, are all the rage today and it’s easy to see why.
They tend to be more affordable than traditional, Champagne-style sparkling wines. They are often lower in alcohol. They are fun, fizzy and food-friendly too. They aren’t wines to consider and ponder for hours. You chill them well, you pop them open (they are usually closed under a beer-style crown cap) and you drink them. (more…)
Roman Roth, winemaker and partner at Wölffer Estate Vineyards. (Credit: Randee Daddona)
Two Wölffer Estate Vineyard 2013 reds have been named to a ‘Best of 2016’ list by a critic at one of the wine world’s most influential publications.
Mark Squires of Robert Parker’s Wine Advocates chose the Sagaponack vineyard’s 2013 Fatalis Fatum as one of the East Coast’s best wines and the winery’s 2013 Caya Cabernet Franc as a 2016 best value. The list included selections from the East Coast, Portugal, Greece and Israel/Lebanon. (more…)