09/27/17 6:00am

You choose your winery visits for the wines, right? Of course, you do. But let’s not forget the aesthetic allure of the vineyards/tasting rooms. Our camera rolls express our visual identities these days, and if you’re the type who never misses a chance to create social media envy among your followers, here’s a cheat sheet to the vineyards and tasting rooms with the biggest Instagram followings. Come for the signature wines, but stay for the signature visuals. Then make sure to check in, snap, filter, hashtag and gram away and share those visual moments in pixels. (more…)

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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03/31/17 6:01am
Sparkling Pointe's 2014 Brut. (Credit: Lenn Thompson)

Sparkling Pointe’s 2014 Brut. (Credit: Lenn Thompson)

Do me — and yourself — a favor and don’t reserve sparkling wine only for parties and special occasions. Sparkling wine makes any night (or heck, even morning) a celebration. And, with so many underrated local sparkling wines available, why not drink them more often? (more…)

03/06/17 6:00am
Two banquet tables set for a wedding at Sparkling Pointe in Southold. (Credit: Ina McConnell, Sparkling Pointe courtesy photo)

Two banquet tables set for a wedding at Sparkling Pointe in Southold. (Credit: Ina McConnell, Sparkling Pointe courtesy photo)

Calling all of Long Island Wine Country’s brides and grooms to be.

Sparkling Pointe, the North Fork’s only all sparkling wine producer, will hosts its first wedding showcase on Friday, March 10 from 5 to 8 p.m. (more…)

11/21/16 6:01am
Sparkling Pointe Topaz Imperial

A glass of Sparkling Pointe Topaz Imperial. (Credit: Vera Chinese photos)

We ate, we drank, we sparkled.

Sparkling Pointe vineyard held the fourth session in its annual “Eat, Drink and Be Sparkling” food and wine pairing series on Sunday. The event allows you to take a break from your holiday shopping with decadent treats served alongside a glass of bubbly.

This Sunday’s delectable combo featured bento boxes from Stirling Sake along with glasses of Sparkling Pointe’s Topaz Imperial and bossa nova music. Monday Michiru, a Japanese-American actress, singer and songwriter, and her band provided the tunes. (more…)