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…)
Photo by Rachel Young | Cassandra Santoro (center), Sparkling Pointe’s wine club and private events manager, pours the Southold winery’s 2009 Brut for Michael and Patricia Stebner of East Patchogue.
Once reserved for special occasions and celebratory toasts, sparkling wine is gaining popularity as an everyday drink — and the trend has infiltrated the North Fork, where wineries are noticing an uptick in sales of the bubbly stuff.
“This is our busiest season yet,” said Kelsey Cheslock, public relations and marketing coordinator at Sparkling Pointe in Southold. “We’ve seen such an increase in tourism.” (more…)