04/18/17 6:00am
A bottle of 'Share the Love' White Blend. (Credit: Madison Fender)

A bottle of ‘Share the Love’ White Blend. (Credit: Madison Fender)

It’s spring on the North Fork. The air is fresh and the great outdoors is calling.

We asked Long Island food and wine pros what they will be drinking this season. This is what they said.

The catch? Winemakers cannot pick their own brands.

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11/02/16 10:50am
Osprey's Dominion Rosé

Osprey’s Dominion 2015 Rosé. (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

Drink good wine that tastes good to you.

You may not have asked, but that is my only Thanksgiving wine pairing advice. And, for the next couple weeks, my Wine of the Week will go a little beyond that with some local wines that deserve a spot on your Thanksgiving table. (more…)

06/21/16 3:41pm
North Fork beekeeper Laura Klahre with her husband, Coffee Pot Cellars and Osprey's Dominion winemaker Adam Suprenant. (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

North Fork beekeeper Laura Klahre with her husband, Coffee Pot Cellars and Osprey’s Dominion winemaker Adam Suprenant. (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

If one half of a married couple is a beekeeper and the other a winemaker, you can count on hearing one question fairly regularly.

“People always come and ask, ‘When are you going to make a honey wine?'” said Coffee Pot Cellars owner and winemaker Adam Suprenant, whose wife Laura Klahre sells her Blossom Meadow honey out of their Cutchogue tasting room.  (more…)

02/19/16 6:39am
Jack's Waterfall.

The band Jack’s Waterfall performed at last year’s Live on the Vine Kick off party.

Looking for something to do on the North Fork this Friday, Saturday or Sunday? Northforker has you covered.

Here are three events to check out this weekend. Or, as always, you can visit northforker.com/events. (more…)

01/22/16 6:03am
Winemaker Adam Suprenant inside Coffee Pot Cellars in Cutchogue. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Winemaker Adam Suprenant inside Coffee Pot Cellars in Cutchogue. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

When winemaker Adam Suprenant left his job at Franciscan Estate in Napa Valley to work for the former Gristina Vineyards, a small producer in the still-emerging Long Island wine region, in 1998, his contemporaries didn’t hold back their words of warning.

“A lot of my colleagues in Napa told me I was committing career suicide,” Suprenant recalled. “I was on track to be a Napa winemaker. The entire production of Long Island would fit in the winery I was working at — and that was a medium-sized winery.” (more…)

10/07/15 6:17am
A bottle of Grapes of Roth 2010 merlot. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

A bottle of Grapes of Roth 2010 merlot. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Wine Spectator recently reviewed 10 diverse Long Island wines with one local bottle, Grapes of Roth’s 2010 merlot, scoring 92 points.

That “elegant” red, writes Wine Spectator editor Thomas Matthews, has “a polished texture [that] carries balanced flavors of tart cherry, pomegranate, toasted hazelnut and espresso in this expressive red. [It] features firm, well-integrated tannins and lively acidity.” (more…)