08/23/15 10:07am
Maryanne Reilly serves Reilly Cellars owner Joe Reilly. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Maryanne Reilly serves Reilly Cellars owner Joe Reilly. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Perhaps it’s a sign of the Long Island wine industry’s rising star that Dan’s Harvest East End drew a record crowd to McCall Wines in Cutchogue Saturday evening.

More than 1,700 people attended the annual gala — where dozens of East End wineries poured their offerings and about 30 Long Island chefs prepared tastes of their cuisines — according to a number provided by Long Island Wine Council executive director Steve Bate. (more…)

11/11/14 10:50am
Riders using the free shuttle service during the 2014 Taste North Fork weekend more than doubled from the previous year. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Riders using the free shuttle service during the 2014 Taste North Fork weekend more than doubled from the previous year. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Perhaps it was the I Love New York bus traveling around New York City, with a wrap advertising adventures that can be found in a city-dweller’s backyard, that helped the Taste North Fork festival gain momentum and double attendance in its second year. (more…)

11/05/14 2:00pm
Greenport Harbor Brewing Company offered a "Malts & Mollusks" fest during last year's event. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

Greenport Harbor Brewing Company offered a “Malts & Mollusks” fest during last year’s event. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

Taste North Fork, the festival that featured cooking demos, deals, village tours and discounted tastings across the region, will return this Veterans Day weekend with more vendors and a brewery crawl in downtown Riverhead. (more…)

09/01/14 7:00am
Grapes ripening at Clovis Point vineyard in Jamesport. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Grapes ripening at Clovis Point vineyard in Jamesport. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

While Long Island’s grapes weathered a harsh winter just fine, the unusually erratic and wet winter months upstate New York experienced have led to extreme losses of grapes across that region, putting the local commodity in high demand, according to the state Department of Agriculture and Markets. (more…)