07/30/14 7:00am
Joe Macari, 25, sits at a table made from a French oak wine barrel previously used to ferment wine at his family’s vineyard. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Joe Macari, 25, sits at a table made from a French oak wine barrel previously used to ferment wine at his family’s vineyard. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Here’s one way to savor that great chardonnay or syrah vintage.

Macari Vineyards in Mattituck offers custom table tops cut from the same oak barrels used to ferment their wines. (more…)

04/12/13 7:04pm
SAMANTHA BRIX PHOTO | A Palmer white is poured at the Grand Tasting in New York City.

SAMANTHA BRIX PHOTO | A Palmer white is poured at the Grand Tasting in New York City.

More than 200 people filled one of New York City’s largest wine stores in mid-March to swirl, sip and spit hundreds of wines from over 40 wineries that call New York State home.

Representatives from each winery set up shop in Astor Center in Manhattan’s NoHo neighborhood for a Grand Tasting sponsored by the New York Wine and Grape Foundation, where they served their wines first to members of the media and then to the general public. (more…)