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…)

05/11/16 6:03am
Programa Sueños board member David Benthal and Founder Jazmin Carillo at last year's fundraiser.

Programa Sueños board member David Benthal and founder Jazmin Carillo at last year’s fundraiser. (Credit: Nina Nickerson, courtesy photo)

Programa Sueños, a non-profit organization that raises funds to provide educational benefits to the children of San Antonio el Angel, Guatemala, will host its third annual spring fundraiser Wednesday, May 18, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Bedell Cellars in Cutchogue. The event will feature bites from local restaurants and food purveyors, as well as live music and Bedell wines.

Founded by former North Fork resident Jazmin Carrillo whose family moved from Guatemala to the U.S. 10 years ago, the organization began by providing scholarship programs to 10 children in 2013. In three years, Programa Sueños, which translates to “dreams program,” has grown to benefit 235 children and now offers music and sports programs. It recently partnered with Colgate to also provide dental care for the children. (more…)

03/24/16 6:00am

Wine bottles_2Spring is the season of renewal and rebirth, all things new and fresh. So, we asked local wine and restaurant professionals to tell us which wines they prefer at this time of the year.

What are the pros drinking? Read on to find out. (more…)