Wine columnist Lenn Thompson shares his favorite books on wine. (Credit: Lenn Thompson)
I have a lot of wine books — and I mean a lot of wine books. I’m a bit of a wine book hoarder, honestly. And by that I mean that I’m great at buying wine books and keeping wine books but not always reading those books. (more…)
Let’s raise a glass to the Long Island wine region.
The New York Wine & Grape Foundation awarded several North Fork vineyards at the 34th annual New York Wine Classic held upstate earlier this week. The statewide competition is one of the non-profit wine foundation’s largest annual events, honoring the best of New York wines.
This year’s competition included 883 entries from 113 wineries from across the state. (more…)
The bloody Mary at LIV is made with local horseradish. (Credit: David Benthal)
It’s no secret that locally sourced farm-to-table food defines the culinary scene on the North Fork.
With dozens of farms growing diverse and delicious produce it makes sense that chefs have embraced all the area has to offer in the dishes they prepare at their restaurants. Farm-to-glass is also an important part of the North Fork experience — and not just in the grapes pressed into wine or the hops harvested into beer. Farm-fresh cocktails are also on the rise. (more…)
The East Second Street tasting room will undergoing extensive renovations ahead of its anticipated fall 2019 opening. (Credit: Cyndi Zaweski)
Downtown Riverhead will soon be home to a small batch spirits tasting room. Montauk Distilling Co. is eyeing a fall opening in the former Riverhead Fire Department headquarters on East Second Street — the same building that is home to North Fork Brewing Company. (more…)