03/20/14 11:41am
Martha Clara Vineyard tasting room associate Allissa Goodale says there is no wrong way to sip wine.

Martha Clara Vineyard tasting room associate Allissa Goodale says there is no wrong way to sip wine. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

Mattituck native Allissa Goodale has been a tasting room associate at Martha Clara Vineyard in Riverhead for nearly three years. During that time she has served up a lot of wine to tasting novices and professionals alike. (more…)

11/24/13 11:00am
Photo by Katharine Schroeder

Photo by Katharine Schroeder

The pre-holiday season is literally a feeding frenzy for wine journalists and purveyors in New York, who are fêted and sated by the wine vendors of the world and their public relations pot-stirrers. As a member of the Wine Media Guild of New York, I am invited to many such tastings, among them the Grand Crus of St. Emilion, the Grandes Pagos de España, the Grand Crus of Gigondas, the Food Network Magazine Holiday Wine & Spirits Tasting and “affordable” Bordeaux ($10-$55) ($55 is affordable?!). And those are just a fraction of the trade events all over town. (more…)

10/28/13 8:00am
Photo by Jennifer Gustavson | Cathy Springer of Aquebogue with Lilly, right, dressed as Ariel and Happy dressed as Sebastian, charcters from The Little Mermaid.

Photo by Jennifer Gustavson | Cathy Springer of Aquebogue with Lilly, right, dressed as Ariel and Happy dressed as Sebastian, charcters from The Little Mermaid.

This weekend on the North Fork had all the harvest and winery spirit you’re used to, but also with a bit of Halloween spirit. Check out your Instagram and Twitter photos. Remember to tag your weekend photos with #northforker to be included in our next North Fork Weekend Through Your Lenses. (more…)

10/10/13 12:01pm

empire state cellars logo

Empire State Cellars is hosting a special tasting this weekend featuring Long Island wines from the year 1995.

The evening’s tasting menu includes Pellegrini Encore, Pellegrini Cabernet Sauvignon, Paumanok Grand Vintage Cabernet Sauvignon, Osprey’s Dominion Merlot, and several more local vinos. (more…)

07/29/13 2:00pm

waters crest tasting room courtesy photo

This Saturday  (August 3) a North Fork winery will join forces with a local charity to raise money to help care for pets at a nearby animal shelter.

Waters Crest Winery will host the wine tasting fundraiser, Pouring for Puppies, to help raise funds for Second Loves, a charity that provides financial relief for the Brookhaven Animal Shelter. (more…)