11/02/16 6:00am
Cutchogue holiday house

A scene from the 2014 tour. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder, file photo)

Enjoy local food, wine and holiday cheer when the Cutchogue Holiday House Tour returns Saturday, Dec. 3. This annual self-guided tour is a seasonal North Fork favorite.

“It’s a great way to introduce a more intimate experience on the North Fork,” said event organizer and Farmhouse B&B owner Joyce Barry.

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04/22/15 6:00am
Eileen Duffy

Eileen Duffy with her dog Ukie, 3, a shelter rescue. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

The year was 1990. The wine was a Bedell Cellars merlot.

That’s when Eileen Duffy, author of the new book “Behind the Bottle: The Rise of Wine on Long Island” (Cider Mill Press), caught the Long Island wine bug. She was in graduate school and waiting tables at chef Larry Forgione’s An American Place, a pioneering Manhattan restaurant in the “local” movement. (more…)