09/20/16 6:02am
Bridge Lane Rose

Bridge Lane Rosé. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Boston might be less than a four-hour trip from the North Fork, but our local wines are seldom found in Beantown restaurants and bars.

But alternative packaging like kegs can change that.

In an online article published Sept. 16, The Boston Globe reported on how Bridge Lane’s 2015 rosé made its way in a keg from Premium Wine Group in Mattituck, where it is produced, to the State Park restaurant in Kendall Square, which is located across the Charles River from Boston. Kegs keep wine fresh longer and allow restaurant to offer glasses on tap. (more…)

09/12/16 12:34pm
Billy and Charlie deliver Martha Clara's grapes for harvest (Credit: Martha Clara Vineyards)

Billy and Charlie deliver Martha Clara’s grapes for harvest. (Credit: Martha Clara Vineyards)

The clip-clop of hooves sounded in the 2016 harvest last week.

When field workers at Martha Clara Vineyards began harvesting chardonnay grapes — the first of their 100 acres of vines to be handpicked this season — winemaker and general manager Juan Micieli-Martinez saw a way to incorporate Old World traditions into modern winemaking. (more…)

11/13/14 11:05am
Vineyard workers harvest grapes at Surrey Lane Vineyard Orchard Farm in Southold in September. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Vineyard workers harvest grapes at Surrey Lane Vineyard Orchard Farm in Southold in September. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

For Palmer Vineyards winemaker Miguel Martin, it was clear that 2014 was an ample harvest when he had to buy an extra 750-gallon tank to ferment the Aquebogue vineyard’s viognier grapes. (more…)

09/24/13 11:34am
Photo by Jane Starwood

Photo by Jane Starwood

Merliance, the North Fork group dedicated to the recognition of merlot as Long Island’s premier grape, welcomed Lieb Cellars as its newest member Sept. 24. Two barrels of the Cutchogue winery’s 2012 merlot will be included in Merliance’s 2012 cooperative merlot blend.
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09/19/13 8:00am
Photo by Barbaraellen Koch | Rex Farr in his vineyard checking on the cabernet franc grapes.

Photo by Barbaraellen Koch | Rex Farr in his vineyard checking on the cabernet franc grapes.

If you’ve ever wanted to smash grapes with your feet a la Lucille Ball in “I love Lucy’s” famous grape stomping scene, you won’t want to miss The Farrm’s Grape Harvest Festival this Saturday Sept 21 at 156 Youngs Avenue in Baiting Hollow.

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