02/03/17 6:00am
Lieb Cellars

Bridge Lane Wines 2016 Sauvignon Blanc. (Credit: Lenn Thompson)

We’ve had a mild winter so far , so I can’t really complain too much. It’s been relatively mild and we haven’t had that much snow (can you hear that? It’s me knocking on wood). But when a wine like this week’s wine of the week, Lieb Cellars 2016 “Bridge Lane” Sauvignon Blanc makes its way to my tasting table, I can’t help but long for warmer weather — summer ideally, but spring works too. (more…)

09/20/16 6:02am
Bridge Lane Rose

Bridge Lane Rosé. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Boston might be less than a four-hour trip from the North Fork, but our local wines are seldom found in Beantown restaurants and bars.

But alternative packaging like kegs can change that.

In an online article published Sept. 16, The Boston Globe reported on how Bridge Lane’s 2015 rosé made its way in a keg from Premium Wine Group in Mattituck, where it is produced, to the State Park restaurant in Kendall Square, which is located across the Charles River from Boston. Kegs keep wine fresh longer and allow restaurant to offer glasses on tap. (more…)

08/24/16 10:10am
A box of Bridge Lane Rosé is perfect to enjoy by the pool. (Credit: Lenn Thompson)

A box of Bridge Lane Rosé is perfect to enjoy by the pool. (Credit: Lenn Thompson)

I thought I was done writing about rosé for the summer. Really, I did. Not because I’m done drinking them. I may be a little burned out after trying so many recently, but I drink pink year-round.

Still, I figured it was time to stop writing about them for the summer.

Then some good friends of ours pulled a box of Bridge Lane 2015 rosé out of their refrigerator part-way through a pool party they were hosting. I thought, “Wow, what a perfect wine for this situation.” (more…)

07/09/16 6:10am

Bridge Lane Rose

Depth. Concentration. Complexity. These are the types of things that wine lovers crave — even demand — in the wines they drink. As a wine lover, I love these things, but I don’t need them to enjoy a particular wine. In fact, there are times when I don’t want to analyze or ponder what is in my glass. I want straightforward deliciousness that I can enjoy with or without food.  (more…)

06/10/16 6:10am
A past waiter race in Greenport. (Katherine Schroder file photo)

A past waiter race in Greenport. (Katherine Schroder file photo)

Looking for something to do on the North Fork this weekend?  Northforker has you covered.

Here are five events to check out. As always, visit northforker.com/events for additional ideas. (more…)

05/17/16 6:00am
Bridge Lane Rose

Sample some Bridge Lane Wines rosé during the first-ever North Fork Rosé Crawl on June 11. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

A late spring day dedicated to sampling different styles of North Fork rosé is set for next month.

Four area wineries — Bridge Lane Wines, Castello di Borghese vineyard and winery, The Lenz Winery and Roanoke Vineyards on Love Lane — will offer complimentary tastings of the pink drink of the summer during the first-ever “North Fork Rosé Crawl.” (more…)