09/14/19 5:55am

Paumanok Vineyards sauvignon blanc. (Credit: David Benthal)

As the Long Island wine industry matures and changes over time, at least one unfortunate remnant of its past remains: “Long Island wines are overpriced.”

No, that’s not me saying it. But the people who pour time and money into the work of making the local wines we love so much still hear and read this with some regularity. (more…)

09/04/19 3:59am

Sannino Vineyard opens its Cutchogue tasting room Wednesday. (Credit: Madison Fender)

Sannino Vineyard will open the doors to its new eco-friendly winery and tasting room today.

The family, including co-owners Anthony and Lisa Sannino along with their daughter Marisa, who serves as director of operations, were putting the final touches on the roughly 6,000-square-foot winery operation early Tuesday morning.

“It is a sense of relief,” Mr. Sannino said of the project’s completion. “We’re ready.” (more…)

08/21/19 5:49am

The Farmhouse Style and The Grape Pomace are available at the Winemaker’s Studio in Peconic. (Credit: Cyndi Zaweski)

Refreshing and slightly bubbly, Anthony Nappa Wines has released two small batch sparkling ciders under its reserve Shared Table Farmhouse label ahead of fall.

The two hard ciders, The Farmhouse Style and The Grape Pomace, are low alcohol and easy drinking with an effervescence achieved through a technique called bottle conditioning, similar to a method used to give sparkling wines their fizz. (more…)

08/17/19 6:00am

Owners Ashley Knight and Chris Chobor inside The Juice Box on Shelter Island. (Credit: Kate Nalepinski)

Snake Bite, Sweet Goods, Triple Threat, Home Town.

What may sound like a list of eclectic band names is actually a sample of organic juice and smoothie options available at The Juice Box, the first mobile organic juice truck on Shelter Island. (more…)