Five years ago, Randy and Cori Kopke viewed making pickles as little more than a hobby. The avid gardeners plucked cumbers from their yard and began experimenting with homemade brines.
In the vineyard, Pinot Blanc bears a strong resemblance to Chardonnay. In fact, its leaf structure, clusters and berries so resemble those of Chardonnay that there are many vineyards in Europe where plantings of the two grapes are intermingled. (more…)
One of the things that makes local Cabernet Franc such an exciting category is the diversity you can find. Some will taste oakier than others — be it raw wood flavor or oak-born qualities like vanilla and roasted nuts. (more…)
Just the fact that Zander Hargrave is making the wines at Pellegrini Vineyards combines Long Island wine country’s past, present and future. The Hargrave name goes back as far as Long Island wine history can go. Zander’s parents, Louisa and Alex Hargrave, founded Hargrave Vineyard, Long Island’s first commercial winery, in 1973, and Zander’s uncle, Charlie Hargrave, is a veteran grape grower on the North Fork. (more…)
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Love to entertain? Then this 19-acre property in Cutchogue is the one for you. (more…)
Add snails to the list of North Fork fare you can find on the menus of local restaurants. (more…)