08/09/17 3:10pm

In addition to the Winery of the Year award, Sparkling Pointe also won for best pink sparkling wine. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder, file photo)

The bubbly will likely be flowing at Sparkling Pointe this week, as the Southold winery was named “Winery of the Year” Wednesday at the New York Wine and Food Classic.

The event, considered the premier contest for New York wine, was held in upstate Watkins Glen Aug. 8-9.

The award was a tie between CK Cellars/Torrey Ridge Winery from the Finger Lakes Region and Sparkling Pointe. The North Fork vineyard, which makes exclusively sparkling wine, also won the “Best Sparkling Wine” award for its 2014 Topaz Imperial.
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08/01/17 6:00am

This Southold home is on the market for $1.2 million. (Credit: Beninati Associates, courtesy)

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This open and airy Southold home offers the perfect place offers to entertain or unwind, both inside and outside.

The interior of the four-bedroom, 3.5 bathroom home comes with two master suites — one on the first floor, which contains a sitting area and another on the second floor, which is private and separate from the other guest rooms. (more…)

05/26/17 6:00am

Efren Perez Rodriguez, Eugenio De Los Santos and Arturo Perez Rodriguez inside their new restaurant Puerto Verde. (Credit: Nicole Smith)

When brothers Efren Perez Rodriguez, Arturo Perez Rodriguez and their brother-in-law, Eugenio De Los Santos, moved to America from Santiago Tetla, located in the Mexican state of Puebla more than 20 years ago, they began dreaming of one day opening their own family-run restaurant.

Over the years they have worked behind the scenes in kitchens at numerous restaurants, such as the now-closed Seafood Barge in Southold, Front Street Station in Greenport and Comfort Diner in Manhattan. 

Now, after nearly two decades, their vision is becoming a reality. (more…)