06/24/17 6:01am

Jazmin Carrillo donates supplies to a student in December. (Credit: David Benthal)

On a December trip to San Antonio, Guatemala, Jazmin Carrillo and several friends took a group of students from Programa Suenos to a theater.

Never before had the children, some as old as 13, witnessed a live performance. READ

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…)

05/22/17 6:00am

Harper’s Bazaar recommended a stop at Kontokosta Winery in a recent roundup of NYC getaways. (Credit: Kontokosta courtesy photo)

This just in from Harper’s Bazaar and its roundup of the best last-minute weekend getaways from New York City.

Our own slice of paradise, the North Fork, made the cut. (more…)

05/12/17 6:02am
A look at the bar at Bedell Cellars Tap Room at Corey Creek. (Credit: David Benthal)

A look at the bar at Bedell Cellars’ Tap Room at Corey Creek. (Credit: David Benthal)

Expect a new look, feel and taste at Bedell Cellars‘ The Tap Room at Corey Creek this summer.

The Southold tasting room will serve five Bedell wines on tap (hence the name) including selections of rosé, chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, cabernet franc and merlot. Specialty wines like pétillant-naturel and even ciders will also be intermittently available. Wine will be sold from the tap by the glass and carafe. (more…)

11/02/16 6:00am
Cutchogue holiday house

A scene from the 2014 tour. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder, file photo)

Enjoy local food, wine and holiday cheer when the Cutchogue Holiday House Tour returns Saturday, Dec. 3. This annual self-guided tour is a seasonal North Fork favorite.

“It’s a great way to introduce a more intimate experience on the North Fork,” said event organizer and Farmhouse B&B owner Joyce Barry.

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09/30/16 6:04am
Bedell Cellars in Cutchogue. (Credit: Bedell Cellars courtesy photo/W Studios NYC)

Bedell Cellars in Cutchogue. (Credit: Bedell Cellars courtesy photo/W Studios NYC)

Wine is not tasted in a vacuum.

Yes, elegant yet rustic architecture and friendly, professional service will enhance your visit to the East End. But what really pairs well with a trip to Long Island Wine Country is the backdrop of the land on which the grapes were grown.

From manicured gardens, to sloping acres of vines, to the dazzling sight of the Long Island Sound at sunset, many outdoor tasting spots on the North Fork offer relaxing and impressive settings for a tasting flight.

Here are five of our favorites. (more…)

07/30/16 5:53am
Richard Olsen-Harbich at Bedell Cellars in Cutchogue, where he serves as winemaker. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Richard Olsen-Harbich at Bedell Cellars in Cutchogue, where he serves as winemaker. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

When Shape published a piece this week on healthy dinner suggestions that pair nicely with rosé, the popular fitness magazine turned to none other than Bedell Cellars winemaker Richard Olsen-Harbich for advice.  (more…)