Calling all of Long Island Wine Country’s brides and grooms to be.
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…)
“Almost Paris” may sound like an unusual title for a film about the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, but even more unusual is the film’s connection to the North Fork.
Cynthia and Tom Rosicki, owners of Sparkling Pointe Winery in Southold, are the film’s executive producers.
“Almost Paris” is about Max, a former banker who returns to his hometown after the crisis to face his family and friends and see the impact of his actions.
The film was conceived and written by Wally Marzano-Lesnevich, a native of Tenafly, N.J., who plays Max.
“I was curious about how the financial crisis impacted people in the real world, not just what you saw on TV, but how people dealt with it in relationships,” he said. (more…)
How does one take the already merry act of savoring a slice of holiday pie or a bite of winter truffles and make it a more festive occasion?
With a glass of sparkling wine, of course. (more…)
Looking for a place to warm your toes this coming winter?
The NoFo’s tasting rooms are the place to be if you need a respite from frigid temps and what can seem to be never-melting snow.
Order a flight and snuggle up near the fireplaces at these six cozy North Fork spots. (more…)
Oyster lovers unite.
This Sunday, Oct. 4th is Sparkling Pointe Winery’s 4th annual Local Oyster Showcase.
The event spotlights local oyster farmers as local chefs use their oysters in delicious recipes. Along with the shellfish extravaganza, guests can also sample Sparkling Pointe wines and listen to live jazz.
“The oysters are in season now, which is nice,” said Sparkling Pointe marketing coordinator Kelsey Cheslock. “And they’re just at the beginning of their season, which is even better.”
Guests will sample oysters from three local oyster farms. They will include oysters from Ketcham’s Seafarm, which produces Peconic Gold oysters in Peconic Bay, Harvest Moon Shellfish which produces the Eastern 0yster, also in Peconic Bay and Noank Agriculture Cooperative, which grow Peconic Pearl oysters in Southold Bay.
“The premise of the event is to have the oysters served raw on the halfshell by their farmer,” Cheslock added. “Then the farmers are also going to pair up with one or two of the restaurants that we are showcasing as well.”
“It’s a chance for all of our guests; locals, Long Islanders and guests from New York City to really connect with our local community as well as our local oyster farmers and local chefs after this very busy season,” Cheslock said.
The oyster showcase runs from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets and information are available at www.sparklingpointe.com or by calling (631) 765-0200.
Pre-sale tickets are $40 per person and include a dozen oysters, a glass of Sparkling Pointe wine and reserved seating, according to Cheslock.
“There is no limit to tickets [sold[, we’ll just keep going through oysters and going through wine,” she said.
Sparkling Pointe Winery is located at 39750 County Road 48 in Southold.
The samba dancers swayed their bead-clad hips to the rhythm of a bass drum as Sparkling Pointe celebrated its sixth annual Carnaval festivities at the Southold winery on Saturday, July 25.
Wine Country’s all-sparkling wine vineyard feted the release of its Cuvée Carnaval Rouge with live music by Samba Nova Band, Brazilian drummers, dancers and “samba queens.”
“It’s a lovely, fruity wine with a lot of cherry flavor,” said Sparkling Pointe winemaker Gilles Martin. “It doesn’t have a lot of tannin. It’s an easy drinking summer sparkling wine. Enjoy with a picnic or barbecue.”
Sparkling Pointe owners Cynthia and Tom Rosicki often visit Brazil and pay tribute to the country’s largest festival, Carnaval, each year at the vineyard.
Check out photos from the event below. (more…)