07/17/19 6:00am

Fresh squeezed lemon is always the first ingredient. (Credit: David Benthal)

It doesn’t get much more refreshing than a glass of ice-cold lemonade on a summer day. The combination of simple ingredients — squeezed lemon, sugar and water served over ice — offers a taste of all-American nostalgia in each sip. 

From grandma’s kitchen to lemonade stands across the country, family recipes are passed down through generations, and the North Fork is no exception.  (more…)

07/17/19 5:55am

A bottle of Bedell Cellars merlot. (Credit: Randee Daddona)

I’ve long been dubious with the idea of merlot — or any grape, really — being anointed the “signature variety” for Long Island wine country. But merlot does grow well here, meaning it ripens consistently. More consistently than varieties like cabernet franc and cabernet sauvignon. 

Growers know this. And they’ve known it for some time.  (more…)

07/09/19 6:04am

Greenport Harbor Brewing Co. is celebrating its 10th anniversary this weekend. (Credit: David Benthal)

It’s almost hard to believe that it has been 10 years since the North Fork got its first taste of Tidal Lager.

Southold Town’s first and largest craft brewery is celebrating its aluminum anniversary with not one, but two special parties this weekend — and you’re invited. (more…)

07/08/19 5:55am

Suhru Wine is hosting Taco + Tunes this summer at its Cutchogue tasting room. (Credit: Cyndi Zaweski)

Why limit it to Taco Tuesday, especially when there’s delicious local wine involved? It is all about Taco Thursday this summer at Suhru Wines. (more…)

06/24/19 5:55am

We get it, your fur baby is part of the family and there’s no reason Fido should have to stay at home with puppy eyes while you explore the North Fork’s wineries and vineyards.

Here are nine dog-friendly vineyards that welcome man’s best friend to come along for the ride. (more…)

06/20/19 6:00am

RNGY wines are available by the flight, glass or bottle at the Riverhead tasting room. (Credit: Madison Fender)

The rebranding of Martha Clara Vineyard into RGNY is not just in name only. Under new ownership, the Riverhead vineyard’s tagline “Modern Tradition” is evident in all facets of the operation from décor to winemaking philosophy. (more…)

06/17/19 6:00am

The Good Libations cocktail truck has been a crowd pleaser in recent years. (Credit: David Benthal)

The craft cocktails and award-winning wines of the North Fork are rolling into a backyard near you. Convenience and quality — and perhaps a dash of novelty — are making mobile cocktail bars a go-to for backyard barbecues, bridal showers, birthday parties and just about any private event.  (more…)