04/30/14 4:00pm
Long Ireland Beer co-owner Dan Burke hands a Breakfast Stout sample to Melissa Johnides (center) of North Babylon to try at the fifth annual North Fork Craft Beer,BBQ & Wine festival at Martha Clara Vineyards in Jamesport while The Beer Amigos (Travis Johnides of North Babylon (left) and Mike Howland of Patchogue) look on. (file photo)

Long Ireland Beer co-owner Dan Burke hands a Breakfast Stout sample to a thirsty reveler at the fifth annual North Fork Craft Beer, BBQ & Wine festival at Martha Clara Vineyards in Jamesport. (Credit: Northforker file photo)

Craft beer junkies mark your calendar. Tickets for the North Fork Craft Beer, BBQ and Wine Festival go on sale Tuesday, May 13. (more…)

02/09/13 6:30pm

GIANNA VOLPE FILE PHOTO | Peconic Bay Winery will now do all its non-member tastings at Empire State Cellars at the Tanger Outlet Center.

Peconic Bay Winery will be closing its Cutchogue tasting room to the general public, but the location will continue to be the site of special events and where the company’s wine will be fermented, bottled and stored, according to general manager Jim Silver.

Mr. Silver said Empire State Cellars at Tanger Outlets in Riverhead — where the company currently sells almost 800 New York wines and some liquor — will soon feature an exclusive space for Peconic Bay Winery products and will also serve as the winery’s retail and tasting room headquarters. Peconic Bay Winery owns the outlet, which it opened about a year ago.

The Cutchogue property will still serve as the location for the Peconic Bay Winery wine club and other private events, as well as food and music festivals. (more…)