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The Financial Times proclaims Long Island Wine County as "New York's most underrated summer destination." (Credit: File photo)
The Financial Times proclaims Long Island Wine County as “New York’s most underrated summer destination.” (Credit: File photo)

The North Fork’s pebbly beaches and hydrangea-lined streets got a glowing writeup in Britain’s The Financial Times earlier this month.

“The seafood-rich Atlantic, the wine, and the fresh produce coalesce to make the North Fork one of the most exciting culinary destinations on the East Coast,” reads the article, published online May 16.

Shinn Estate Vineyards, McCall Wines and First & South restaurant are just a few of the North Fork businesses that get mentions in the article, which proclaims the North Fork as “New York’s most underrated summer destination.”

Claudia Felming, pastry chef at The North Fork Table & Inn sums up the region’s appeal when she tells writer Kate Maxwell why she prefers wine country to the Hamptons.

“They ask us, ‘Why aren’t you over there?’ and gesture to the Hamptons,” Fleming told the Times. “I feel like saying, ‘Because you are.’”

The article reads as though it is written for someone who has never heard of the North Fork, but it ultimately surmises that our “top half of Long Island’s crocodile jaw” is the charming, quiet antidote to the South Fork.

“Take your time to find your empty, pebbly sound beach or your narrow lip of bay sand because, like its wine, the North Fork will only get better,” the article concludes.

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