09/27/17 6:00am

You choose your winery visits for the wines, right? Of course, you do. But let’s not forget the aesthetic allure of the vineyards/tasting rooms. Our camera rolls express our visual identities these days, and if you’re the type who never misses a chance to create social media envy among your followers, here’s a cheat sheet to the vineyards and tasting rooms with the biggest Instagram followings. Come for the signature wines, but stay for the signature visuals. Then make sure to check in, snap, filter, hashtag and gram away and share those visual moments in pixels. (more…)

05/03/17 6:01am
A bottle of Bridge Lane Rosé. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

A bottle of Bridge Lane Rosé. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

It’s going to be a rosé kind of day.

The second annual North Fork Rosé Crawl, a self-guided rosé crawl at four North Fork wineries, will be held on Saturday, June 10 in celebration of National Rosé Day. Enjoy tastes of rosé and rosé-themed treats along the tour which will feature stops at Martha Clara Vineyards, Bridge Lane Wine, Lenz Winery and Osprey’s DominionREAD

03/31/16 9:57am
A bottle of 2014 Bridge Lane Chardonnay . (Credit: Lenn Thompson)

A bottle of 2014 Bridge Lane Chardonnay . (Credit: Lenn Thompson)

I don’t always agree with wine scribes who write long pieces about “demystifying” wine.

There is something romantic about wine if you want it to be, but it’s not there inherently. Certainly not when we’re talking about industrial wines.

At the same time, I do understand that wine – or at least the way that it’s marketed or sold – can be intimidating for some people. I get caught up in the romanticism myself from time to time.

But remember, not every wine we drink needs to be esoteric or complicated. Wine needn’t always be something you spend time dissecting or pondering. Maybe you never do these things – and that’s a-OK. (more…)

01/08/16 6:10am
Bridge Lane Wines' Mattituck tasting room. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Bridge Lane Wines’ Mattituck tasting room. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

When you toasted with a glass of bubbly on New Year’s Eve, do you know if you were sipping a bready, nutty bottle of brut champagne or a lighter Italian prosecco?

Get to know your sparklers with the second class in Lieb Cellars’ Wine 101 series, which is titled “Bubbles.”

Join Wine and Spirit Education Trust certified sommelier Julia King at Lieb Cellars’ Bridge Lane tasting room in Mattituck later this month for a hands-on class exploring the champagnes, proseccos, cavas and sekts of the world.

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09/02/15 10:53am
Credit: Bridge Lane courtesy photo

Credit: Bridge Lane courtesy photo

Lieb Cellars is hosting an evening of music, crepes and, of course, wine later this month — and its all for a good cause.

Bridge Lane Wines, Lieb’s sister label, is co-sponsoring Music on the Lawn, an all-day benefit to raise money for the Women’s Fund of Long Island. (more…)