11/02/16 6:00am
Cutchogue holiday house

A scene from the 2014 tour. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder, file photo)

Enjoy local food, wine and holiday cheer when the Cutchogue Holiday House Tour returns Saturday, Dec. 3. This annual self-guided tour is a seasonal North Fork favorite.

“It’s a great way to introduce a more intimate experience on the North Fork,” said event organizer and Farmhouse B&B owner Joyce Barry.

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01/21/16 6:03am
Sparkling Pointe will once again feature wine and cupcakes this Valentine’s Day weekend. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder, file photo)

Sparkling Pointe will once again feature wine and cupcakes this Valentine’s Day weekend. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder, file photo)

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, so don’t say you haven’t been warned. Here are 12 ways to celebrate love this year on the North Fork.

And venues, if you have an event that you would like to add, please email information to msinghroy@timesreview.com. (more…)

06/17/15 1:07pm

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Stuck with no Father’s Day plans? Or are you just out of ideas?  There are plenty of great ways to celebrate the parent who knows best on the North Fork this Sunday, June 21.

Here are five ideas that are sure to be a home run for dad this weekend. And Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there! (more…)

09/19/14 1:00pm
Oysters served by Noah's in Greenport at the first Oyster Showcase at Sparkling Pointe in Southold. Photo courtesy of Noah's

Oysters served by Noah’s in Greenport at the first Local Oyster Showcase at Sparkling Pointe in Southold. Photo courtesy of Noah’s

Long Island’s oysters farmers and top chefs are coming out for a day of food and wine next Sunday at the third-annual Local Oyster Showcase at Sparkling Pointe Vineyards & Winery. (more…)

01/30/14 10:54am

Long Island Wine Country

Sure, you can enjoy a chilled glass of riesling near the fire in the dead of winter, but why do that when the velvety warmth of a sangiovese is just waiting to envelop your senses?

After all, there are more than enough varietals to complement the weather conditions characteristic of each month of the year. (more…)

01/26/12 7:41pm

SAMANTHA BRIX PHOTO | Sparkling Pointe winemaker Gilles Martin prepares to box bottles after they’re labeled by the winery’s labeling machine.

We visited Sparkling Pointe in Southold last week to capture winemaker Gilles Martin labeling and boxing bottles of 2002 Brut Seduction, the winery’s signature sparkling wine.

The bottles are washed, dried, labeled and capped before being shipped out in boxes. Last week, the bubbly was heading to the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Manhattan.

Sparkling Pointe has a complete winemaking, bottling and labeling facility on site. View the labeling — the last part of the process before wine is out the door — in the video below.