03/17/17 10:30am

Wölffer Estate 2016 Rosé. (Credit: Lenn Thompson)

For a great many people in the tri-state area, our Wine of the Week, Wölffer Estate 2016 Rosé ($18), is Long Island wine, not just the unofficial wine of the Hamptons. There truly may not be a better known Long Island wine.


09/24/15 6:00am
Top photo: Macari's No. 1 Sauvignon Blanc (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Top photo: Macari’s No. 1 Sauvignon Blanc (Credit: Vera Chinese)

As I type this, it’s the first day of fall, yet here I am writing about another sauvignon blanc.

That’s because I’m still drinking them. At least certain styles.

There is a lot of very good sauvignon blanc made on Long Island now, which is great given the seafood-focused local cuisine. “What grows together, goes together” and all that. I don’t think of it as the white grape of the future here anymore. It’s now the white grape of the present.

But that doesn’t mean new and interesting things aren’t being done with it. (more…)

12/03/14 7:00am
Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard's 2013 Riesling. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard’s 2013 Riesling. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

There is common misconception that riesling grapes produce strictly sweet wines. However, that is not always the case. Take for example Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard 2013 Riesling, our ‘Wine of the Week.’ (more…)