Peconic Bay Winery in Cutchogue has released two new sparkling wines. Both bottles, a blanc de blanc made from chardonnay and a blanc de noir made from chardonnay and pinot noir, retail for $25. (Credit: Vera Chinese)
Tastings and bottles of New York State wines, ciders and beers have quietly been offered at the winery’s Main Road tasting room since September. The concept is the same as that of Empire State Cellars, a now-closed New York State wine and liquor store at Tanger Outlets, according to longtime Peconic Bay Winery employee Cynthia Caprise. (more…)
Empire State Cellars will close at the end of the year. (Credit: Vera Chinese)
After opening up shop in Tanger Outlets in Riverhead three years ago, Empire State Cellars — which eventually became the retail location for Peconic Bay Winery and sold exclusively New York State-manufactured wine, beer and spirits — will close at the end of the year.
Tanger General Manager Janine Nebons said on Thursday that ESC’s lease is set to expire at the end of December.
The third annual Pour the Core hard cider festival at Peconic Bay Winery. (Credit: Vera Chinese photos)
Cider lovers, many in cheap plastic ponchos or clutching soaked umbrellas, braved the rain to enjoy the apple-derived beverage of the fall for the third annual Pour the Core hard cider festival at Peconic Bay Winery in Cutchogue on Saturday. (more…)
The 2013 Pour the Core festival. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)
Feeling thirsty? Then head on over to Peconic Bay Winery in Cutchogue on Oct. 4 from 1 to 5 p.m. for the third annual Pour the Core, a hard cider festival featuring 20 brands of crisp, refreshing brews made from fermented apples. (more…)
Tyler Smith, 23 months of Baltimore, Maryland competes in a potato sack race. (Credit: Vera Chinese photos)
The spud may no longer be the North Fork’s staple crop, but hundreds of people celebrated taters and all their variations at the inaugural Long Island Potato Festival at Peconic Bay Winery in Cutchogue on Sunday.
“Before there were Idaho potatoes, there was us,” said Cheryl Sidor, whose family owns North Fork Potato Chips, one of the event’s sponsors. “I was delighted with how many people were aware of and remember the Long Island potato.” (more…)