10/10/15 6:00am
Credit: Katharine Schroeder

Credit: Katharine Schroeder

I’ve been thinking a lot about Thanksgiving-friendly wines lately – not because I stress much about what wines to enjoy with my family on my favorite of holidays, but because I just organized a tasting with a handful of local winemakers and wine industry folks to see what wines do work best with a traditional turkey dinner. (more…)

02/05/14 5:00pm
JOE WERKMEISTER PHOTO | Blue Point is Long Island's oldest craft brewery.

MICHAEL WHITE PHOTO | Blue Point is Long Island’s oldest craft brewery.

News of Anheuser-Busch’s purchase of Long Island’s own Blue Point Brewing Company is being met with mixed reviews from fellow craft beer makers on the North Fork.

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09/30/13 10:30am
pour core hard cider

Photo by Barbaraellen Koch | Bob Gammon, pictured in the Woodside Orchard barn’s hard cider tasting room in Aquebogue, will take part in the Pour the Core hard cider festival this weekend.

Feeling thirsty? Then head on over to Peconic Bay Winery in Cutchogue on Oct. 5 from 1 to 5 p.m. for the second annual Pour the Core, a hard cider festival featuring more than 30 brands of crisp, refreshing brews made from fermented apples. (more…)

08/03/13 12:00pm
blackwell's pub great rock wading river

Photo by Steve Rossin

In a time when many people are watching their bottom line, it’s hard to find a place where you can expect high quality food at a reasonable price.

Well, Blackwell’s in Wading River is looking to provide just that. (more…)

04/24/12 7:10pm

GIANNA VOLPE PHOTO | LiV owner Richard Stabile with casks of the company’s new single malt whisky.

The makers of Long Island’s first vodka have expanded their offerings, moving beyond potato-based spirits to embrace barley.

LiV, Long Island’s first and only distillery, just released a 150-case micro batch of the region’s first and only locally produced single-malt whiskey, a 95 proof spirit. (more…)