Local winemakers were quoted as saying that Long Island wines compare favorably to those produced in Bordeaux. (Credit: Jane Starwood file photo)
Our local wineries “are smaller, younger and have less experience than their French counterparts, but some local vintners think the merlot wines they produce compare favorably with those made in Bordeaux,” reporter Leslie Gevirtz states in an article published by Reuters this week.
Favorable growing conditions and a healthy grape harvest in 2013 were boons to East End vintners, who told Cutchogue organization Merliance that, despite getting off to a rough start, this season ended up being the best on record. (more…)
The Winemaker Studio in Peconic is a tasting room for small producers on the East End.
The Winemaker Studio is a place for the unconventional and the obscure; a tasting room for the little guy.
Owner and independent wine maker Anthony Nappa opened the Peconic Lane studio this summer to highlight not only his own label, but to collaborate with other local and independent winemakers who may otherwise not have a place to showcase their wines.
“A region reaches a certain maturity when you can populate a tasting room with independent winemakers,” Mr. Nappa said. “None of us would have enough wine to support a tasting room, but it works if we do it together.” (more…)