01/26/14 12:00pm
KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | Kelly Urbanik Koch moved to Long Island to make wine in 2006.

KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | Kelly Urbanik Koch moved to Long Island to make wine in 2006.

Every winemaker goes into hyper mode as harvest approaches. Who wouldn’t? The success of the entire year rests upon decisions made in a few weeks of frenzied activity.

For Kelly Urbanik Koch, the winemaker at Macari Vineyards in Mattituck, Vintage 2013 was the culmination of far more than a year’s tending of grapes and readying equipment for the crush. She and her fiancé, Rob Koch, chose Sept. 7 as their wedding day. (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…)