05/18/16 1:53pm
(Credit: Lenn Thompson)

(Credit: Lenn Thompson)

I don’t really subscribe to the all-too-common term “rosé season.” I do drink more rosé from May to September than the cooler months, but I drink it year round. Thanksgiving dinner doesn’t happen in my house without rosé.

The reasons are plentiful, but the main thing I look for in any wine is versatility. Rosé, depending on its style, can work with most any food. Not Frosted Flakes, perhaps, but you can find rosé that helps everything from local fluke crudo to duck confit to a burger shine. A bold, slightly tannic rosé can even work with a steak.

This week’s Wine of the Week doesn’t fall into that category. It’s more of a rosé to enjoy on the beach, by the pool or with lighter fare.

Wölffer Estate 2015 “Summer in a Bottle” Rosé ($24), made from 57% merlot, 20% cabernet franc, 12% chardonnay, and 11% gewürztraminer, isn’t as overtly fruity as previous vintages, but is still focused and super refreshing.

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10/17/14 7:00am
Tour three North Fork B&Bs and Mattituck's Love Lane and benefit the North Fork Community Theater on Saturday. (Credit: Northforker file photo)

(Credit: Northforker file photo)

There are a lot of places to eat on Love Lane and on Friday night you can try a sampling some of our favorites plus a tasting of Wölffer Estate Vineyard‘s vino during Roanoke Vineyards’ Stroll Down Love Lane. (more…)

10/25/13 8:00am
vines branches olive oil
Vines and Branches‘ olive oils and vinaigrettes, as well as their desk pedaling and all-natural candies were recently featured on The Today Show in a “What’s Hot in Health,” special.  (more…)
10/06/13 1:00pm
photos hard cider fest pour the core peconic winery

Photo by Cyndi Murray

Following in the footsteps of craft beer, hard cider is more popular than ever, enjoying a steady fan base in all parts of the country. On the North Fork, the second annual Pour the Core hard cider festival drew more than 2,000 people to Peconic Bay Winery in Cutchogue Saturday Oct. 5. (more…)