03/11/15 4:41pm
aMano on Main Road in Mattituck. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch file photo)

aMano on Main Road in Mattituck. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch file photo)

After the grapes have been picked, pressed, fermented and bottled who is to say when a wine is ready for prime time?

Find out how a too-young-to-be-released wine stacks up against its mature counterpart during a comparative tasting and winer dinner hosted by Osteria aMano and Pellegrini Vineyards later this month. (more…)

10/02/14 11:03am
(Credit: Paul Squire)

These bottles of Hargrave Vineyard wine are on display at Mattebella Vineyards in Southold. (Credit: Paul Squire)

They sit on mantelpieces and countertops and atop wine racks scattered across Suffolk County. 

The wine bottles’ corks remain covered beneath layers of maroon wax; lift them up and the swishing cabernet and merlot is still sealed safely inside. The labels all bear the distinctive vines of Hargrave Vineyard’s earliest vintages, labels that are now peeling from decades of age. (more…)

02/07/14 8:00am
RACHEL YOUNG PHOTO | Winemaker Roman Roth (far right) gives a toast to the guests of last month's 'Stroll Down Love Lane' at aMano restaurant in Mattituck.

RACHEL YOUNG PHOTO | Winemaker Roman Roth (far right) gives a toast to the guests of last month’s ‘Stroll Down Love Lane’ at aMano restaurant in Mattituck.

When Robin McCarthy, senior sommelier and director of education at Roanoke Vineyards, emailed me last month asking if I wanted to join her and some friends Jan. 17 for a walking food tour in Mattituck called “Stroll Down Love Lane,” I was instantly intrigued.  (more…)