08/11/16 12:44pm
Wickham Fruit Farm in Cutchogue. (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

Wickham’s Fruit Farm in Cutchogue. (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

Congratulations are in order for Tom and Gekee Wickham, owners of Wickham’s Fruit Farm in Cutchogue, as they’ve been named the first Suffolk County farm to win New York State’s Agricultural Environmental Management Award.

Additionally, they are the first fruit farm to receive the accolade, which was first awarded in 2002, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office. (more…)

08/12/15 9:18pm
 Kareem, Nabeel and Salim Massoud of Paumanok Vineyards hold three of the winery’s four 93-point wines, as awarded by The Wine Advocate. (Credit: Vera Chinese)


Kareem, Nabeel and Salim Massoud of Paumanok Vineyards hold three of the winery’s four 93-point wines, as awarded by The Wine Advocate. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Paumanok Vineyards took home the Winery of the Year Award at the 2015 New York Wine and Food Classic marking the third year in a row a Long Island wine producer has won the coveted prize.

The Aquebogue vineyard also won “Best White Wine” for its 2014 semi-dry riesling.

“I am happy to congratulate the winners of today’s Governor’s Cup, and I encourage all New Yorkers to sample some of our state’s best food and beverages. You won’t be disappointed,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a statement. (more…)

08/24/14 7:41am
The crowd at Harvest East End, held again at McCall Wines in Cutchogue. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

The crowd at Harvest East End, held again at McCall Wines in Cutchogue. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

When asked at the food and wine bash Dan’s Harvest East End on Saturday which New York wine was his favorite, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he could not choose.

“We love our wine in New York,” Cuomo said. “I love them all equally.” (more…)

06/05/14 1:00pm
Braun's Seafood president and proud Rangers fan Ken Homan shows off a sample of what could be in the Governor's gift basket.

Braun’s Seafood president and proud Rangers fan Ken Homan shows off a sample of what could be in the Governor’s gift basket. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

All bets are on as the New York Rangers face the Los Angeles Kings in the 2014 Stanley Cup Finals — and the Governors of the states are getting in the fun.

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