03/31/18 5:50am

Eric Fry, winemaker at Lenz Winery in Cutchogue stands by rack and riddle cages used to produce his sparkling wine in the wine cellar. (Credit: Randee Daddona)

The wine industry, like many others, is often impacted by trends. The newest or coolest thing starts at one or two wineries in one region or another and then spreads like wildfire throughout the global wine industry. It’s easy to understand why: These wines and styles get a lot of press attention and thus typically sell well.  (more…)

03/29/18 4:02pm

If one were to build a Mount Rushmore of Long Island wine, there is little doubt that longtime Lenz Winery winemaker Eric Fry — and his signature beard — would be immortalized on it.

Over the course of his decades-long career making wine on the North Fork, Fry, who is planning to retire this year, has earned his reputation as one of the region’s top winemakers. (more…)

01/28/18 5:51pm

Greenport Harbor Brewing Co.’s first Chili Cook-off brought a sold out crowd to the brewery’s Peconic tasting room Sunday. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder photos)

Greenport Harbor Brewing Co. held its first North Fork Chili Cook-Off Sunday afternoon at its Peconic location.  (more…)