11/24/18 6:05am

A bird’s eye view of Cutchogue. (Credit: David Benthal)

The Long Island Wine Trail begins on Sound Avenue in Baiting Hollow and continues up Routes 48 and 25 to Greenport. Along the path, there are dozens of wineries, each with its own distinct features.

But the true beginning of Long Island Wine Country exists in Cutchogue, where the first vines were planted and 11 tasting rooms are open today. If there were a capital for Long Island wine, its flag would fly somewhere in the rows at Castello di Borghese, among the oldest vines in the region. (more…)

11/23/18 6:00am

After identifying our a particular tree at Zuhoski Farms on Oregon Road in Cutchogue, we returned with decorations and photographer David Benthal to capture the North Fork at Christmas, northforker style. (Credit: David Benthal)

For those of us at northforker, 2018 marked a year of tremendous growth and hard work.

We expanded from four issues to 10, while also introducing a new long-form monthly video series and several other multimedia projects, including a monthly podcast.

The result, from what we’ve been told, has been an increased awareness and appreciation of our brand. (more…)

08/24/18 5:55am

The cover of the September issue photographed by David Benthal.

Originally conceptualized as a special section of The Suffolk Times, “The Working Waterfront” was the brainchild of Times Review Media Group executive editor Steve Wick, who also wrote the cover story on Captain Mark Phillips of Greenport.

Wick’s reason for wanting to cover this topic was simple: The North Fork’s history is deeply tied to the waters that surround it. And unlike agriculture, which has been forced to adapt throughout the years but continues to be a major industry here, the number of people making their living on the water has dropped off tremendously in recent decades. (more…)