05/23/17 9:20am

The crowd at the 2016 Harvest East End. (Credit: Madison Fender)

Hold out your glass for another pour of rosé as the Long Island Wine Council’s annual Harvest East End event returns this summer.

This year’s gala, dubbed “Back to Our Roots,” is set for Saturday, Aug. 5.

Harvest East End, which usually features tastes from upwards of 30 Long Island wine producers, is the Wine Council’s biggest event of the year and traditionally honors longtime contributors to the Long Island wine industry.

While that will continue in 2017, guests can expect something slightly different this year. (more…)

05/03/17 6:01am
A bottle of Bridge Lane Rosé. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

A bottle of Bridge Lane Rosé. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

It’s going to be a rosé kind of day.

The second annual North Fork Rosé Crawl, a self-guided rosé crawl at four North Fork wineries, will be held on Saturday, June 10 in celebration of National Rosé Day. Enjoy tastes of rosé and rosé-themed treats along the tour which will feature stops at Martha Clara Vineyards, Bridge Lane Wine, Lenz Winery and Osprey’s DominionREAD

10/28/16 6:00am
Celebrate Halloween on the North Fork. (Credit: Rachel Young)

Celebrate Halloween on the North Fork. (Credit: Rachel Young)

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

Here are five events set for this weekend. As always, visit northforker.com/events for additional happenings.

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09/18/16 9:40am
Chardonnay grapes are pressed for Martha Clara Vineyards sparkling wine at the Premium Wine Group in Mattituck on Wednesday, Sept. 7. (Credit: Randee Daddona)

Chardonnay grapes are pressed for Martha Clara Vineyards sparkling wine at the Premium Wine Group in Mattituck on Wednesday, Sept. 7. (Credit: Randee Daddona)

Looking at a murky, bubbling pool of grape juice (see below), it can be hard to believe it will be turned into something as refined as sparkling wine. But therein lies the magic of winemaking.  (more…)

09/16/16 5:35pm

entenmann obit northforker

Many Long Island residents can recall sitting around a kitchen table surrounded by family and friends with a box of Entenmann’s baked goods as the centerpiece.

Or once they reached a certain age, popping open a bottle of wine from Martha Clara Vineyards around that same table.

Robert Entenmann, who died Thursday in Lauderdale by the Sea, Fla. at the age of 88, can be thanked in part for both those experiences. Mr. Entenmann was a longtime executive at Entenmann’s Bakery in Bay Shore before founding Martha Clara in Riverhead.  (more…)