09/02/16 6:04am
Coffee Pot Cellars in Cutchogue. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder, file photo)

Coffee Pot Cellars in Cutchogue. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder, file)

Coffee Pot Cellars in Cutchogue received a rather presidential visitor last Friday — Daniel Shanks, the White House’s director of food and beverage and its sommelier.

Shanks purchased a bottle of Coffee Pot’s 2013 Meritage, some Blossom Meadow honey, a T-shirt and even decorated corks for Coffee Pot’s winasaur, a dinosaur-shaped topiary made of wine corks.

Shanks and his wife Linda tasted through the wines with Coffee Pot Cellars tasting room manager Laura Klahre and discussed the First Lady’s healthy eating intiatives.

“You just never know who is going to walk in,” said Klahre, who is also a beekeeper and sells her Blossom Meadow Farms honey products in the tasting room. “[We’re] so glad to be part of the fabric of the North Fork.” (more…)