It’s an incredible time to be a writer. Anytime I write anything about anything, there will always be direct feedback. Some of it is positive. Some of it is inevitably negative. But I find all of it valuable. OK, maybe I find most of it valuable. Trolls are never worth anyone’s time.
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…)
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…)
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…)