10/01/19 6:00am

Will Loughlin worked a series of odd jobs before a chance encounter led him to making cider. (Credit: David Benthal)

Several twists of fate led Will Loughlin to his job as cidermaster at Riverhead Ciderhouse.

The 33-year-old was working as an electrician when one day, before the Calverton tasting room had opened, he was sent there to work on the electricity. (more…)

10/12/18 6:00am

No. 139 Red Cider. (Credit: David Benthal)

Fall doesn’t always mean pumpkin.

From caramel apple cider sangria to spiced squash ale, these five North Fork beverages can be your new go-to for autumn in a glass. They share one common theme: None contains pumpkin. (more…)

03/04/17 4:05pm
The main tasting room at Riverhead Ciderhouse in Baiting Hollow. (Credit: Krysten Massa)

The main tasting room at Riverhead Ciderhouse in Baiting Hollow. (Credit: Krysten Massa)

There’s a little something for everyone at Riverhead Ciderhouse in Baiting Hollow.

The new tasting room, featuring cider, beer, wine and food, opened Friday on Sound Avenue, where it was recently approved to operate under a 90-day permit during Long Island Winterfest. (more…)

03/03/15 9:40am
A bowl of Macouns from Wickham’s Fruit Farm in Cutchogue. (Credit: Charity Robey file photo)

A bowl of Macouns from Wickham’s Fruit Farm in Cutchogue. (Credit: Charity Robey file photo)

Hard cider lovers take note — plans are in the works for a new cider mill and tasting room in Riverhead.

Greg Ferraro of food distribution company J. Kings Food Service Professionals and Andy Calimano of Starfish Junction — which is behind the popular local cider festival Pour the Core —  envision a destination cider making, bottling and tasting facility on Sound Avenue, it was revealed this week. (more…)