10/20/18 5:55am

Bedell Vineyard (Credit: W Studios NY)

Every fall I find myself wanting to write a harvest column to share what I’ve heard from grape growers and winemakers about the grape-growing season. Often there is a lot of “spin” involved — no matter how bad the season, wineries still need to sell the resulting wine, so they don’t want to paint too dire a picture. I also think that winemakers are generally hopeful people. They have to be in a region like this one! (more…)

10/17/18 6:04am

There’s a slogan used by chambers of commerce across the country that reads live, work, play.

It’s a great way to go through life if you think about it. You do what you have to do so you can live and play the way you want to during the hours you’re not working.

When we created northforker.com in 2013, we borrowed a bit from this philosophy and made each of our categories verbs, thinking it made for a more active and playful reader experience.

And when we launched our magazine last year, we stuck with that theme and built in sections for the four verbs that best summed up our content: eat, drink, live and breathe.  (more…)

10/12/18 6:00am

No. 139 Red Cider. (Credit: David Benthal)

Fall doesn’t always mean pumpkin.

From caramel apple cider sangria to spiced squash ale, these five North Fork beverages can be your new go-to for autumn in a glass. They share one common theme: None contains pumpkin. (more…)