12/12/19 6:00am

“Sparkling doesn’t have to be a celebratory wine… It should be drunk more often,” said Russell Hearn. (Credit: David Benthal)

Few things — with apologies to the Times Square ball — signal the start of a new year quite like the pop of a cork and the fizz of bubbles in your glass. (more…)

11/11/19 6:00am

Warm up with some bubbly and tasty treats at Sparkling Pointe this month. (Credit: Randee Daddona)

There are a lot of great food and wine events across the North Fork each year. The best ones, in this writer’s opinion, are the events that bring together two or more of of our favorite purveyors in one space at a reasonable price. READ

12/07/18 5:55am

Winemaker Gilles Martin and vintners Cynthia and Tom Rosicki at the awards dinner. (Credit: Sparkling Pointe Vineyard & Winery)

It’s time to raise a glass of Sparkling Pointe bubbly.

The Southold winery received the Best in Class Award for its 2015 Topaz Impérial Brut Rosé Sparkling Wine at the recent Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships awards dinner held in London.  (more…)

08/08/18 6:00am

Swedish sculptor Lars Widenfalk creates a piece of artwork at Sparkling Pointe in Southold. (Credit: Erika Peters)

Master sculptors from around the world are inviting North Fork winery-goers to watch them create new works of art amidst the vines — right before their very eyes.

The Artida Cultural Center and the Long Island Wine Council have teamed up with East End International Sculpture Symposium and I Love NY to present “Sculpture in the Vines.” (more…)

04/10/18 6:10am

Pick up a bottle of Sparkling Point Brut on your next visit to Stirling Sake in Greenport. (Credit: David Benthal photos)

Remember the days when dinner was a protein-starch-veggie affair? There’s no shame if you can’t. Food may still sustain us, but these days it’s also meant to entertain us.

Blame the millennials, Instagram and wine and food subscription services, but experiential dining is now at the head of the table.

The Long Island restaurant scene has become more creative — putting a greater emphasis on shareable conversation-starting tapas, local ingredients and plating dishes so artistically they look almost too good to eat.  (more…)