North Fork summers present plenty of reasons to raise a glass — from dinners with waterfront views, catching sunsets on the beach and seafood that can hold its own with other East Coast regions.
And when it comes to finding a bottle of wine, North Forkers need not look further than their own backyards.
North Fork vineyards have cellars full of wines ready for everything our region’s high season throws at us. We spoke to local vintners for picks for every summer occasion, from clambakes on the beach to backyard soirées. (more…)
A hidden gem on the backroads of Mattituck is Shinn Estate Vineyards, where people come to taste wine or stay for the weekend. Last week, we visited the outdoor tasting room that lends itself to the perfect warm-weather activity and an escape from the business of Main Road. (more…)
Lenz 2011 Cuvée is a delicious sparkling wine. (Credit: Vera Chinese)
Now that we’re through Thanksgiving and the snow has arrived, it’s time for the annual sparkling wine column that so many wine writers pen leading up to the winter holidays. Let’s talk about bubbly, people!
Wait a minute — It’s mid-August! Summer produce is abundant (hello, tomatoes). It’s in the 80s this week. And the beaches are packed.
You know what? You should still be drinking sparkling wine. I beg of you, don’t hide that lone bottle of bubbly in the back of your fridge until New Year’s Eve. No. Stop reading this story, get up from your laptop or put down your phone and open it. Drink it. And enjoy it. (more…)