09/23/15 6:00am

Grapes ripening at Corey Creek VIneyards in Southold. (Credit: Randee Daddona for northforker)

After writing grape harvest reports for more than a decade, I’ve learned a few things. One, every winemaker is hopeful this time of year. Comments like “This will be an outstanding vintage” and “XYZ will be a great year for Long Island wine” abound.

I’ve also learned that it’s not always true. It’s easy to get caught up in the romanticism of wine and wine country, but this is a business — the business of selling wine. That salesmanship begins before the grapes are even picked. (more…)

08/06/13 10:00am

lamb roast paumanok vineyards

Paumanok Vineyards is turning 30 this year and the celebration continues late into the summer with a annual lamb feast.

As part of the Third Annual ilili Lamb Roast, Paumanok Vineyards will serve up a gourmet barbeque to be enjoyed outside by the vines on Tuesday August 20. (more…)