These are the 12 Long Island wines you should be drinking, according to one wine blog.
The good news? They’re all made on the North Fork.
A 2010 Cabernet Franc by Roanoke Vineyards, 2013 Chenin Blanc by Paumanok Vineyards and 2013 Anomaly by Anthony Nappa are among the wines that made Wine at the Finish Line’s list. To see the rest, click on the above link.
In a Fall 2013 Long Island Wine Press interview, Nappa told us he devotes more than 50 percent of production efforts toward making Anomaly, a white pinot noir.
“We try to emphasize the body of the wine,” he said. “Because there’s no oak and no malolactic fermentation, we like to say it’s pinot noir stripped down to its essence.”
In other North Fork news, Greenport is host to a funky spot for Long Island cocktails, according to Newsday’s Explore Long Island.
Opened last summer by Rolling in the Dough owner Matt Michel, Brix and Rye is among a dozen Long Island bars featured in the article, which narrows down the best local places to enjoy a libation.
It’s not hard to see why: With its dim, speakeasy-like setting and expertly crafted cocktails, the Main Street venture is high on our list too.
Still hungry for more NoFo news? Then check out this article featuring Brooklyn Oenology‘s Alie Shaper, who recently sat down with winedom.com to talk about her journey toward becoming a winemaker and winery owner.
Shaper, who sat down for a Q&A in the Summer 2014 Long Island Wine Press, sources grapes from the North Fork and Finger Lakes and Brooklyn Oenology makes all its wine at Premium Wine Group in Mattituck. Last year, Shaper joined the Long Island Wine Council’s board of directors.
“I am just really excited to put my efforts toward propelling Long Island as a wine region,” she told us in 2014. “I have some good ideas that I can contribute, but I also have some energy to put to the effort.”