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…)
Actor Michael Sorvino, Sparkling Pointe owners and film producers Cynthia and Tom Rosicki, and Kelsey Cheslock, Sparkling Pointe’s marketing & social media coordinator, who also appeared in the film. (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)
“Almost Paris” may sound like an unusual title for a film about the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, but even more unusual is the film’s connection to the North Fork.
Cynthia and Tom Rosicki, owners of Sparkling Pointe Winery in Southold, are the film’s executive producers.
“Almost Paris” is about Max, a former banker who returns to his hometown after the crisis to face his family and friends and see the impact of his actions.
The film was conceived and written by Wally Marzano-Lesnevich, a native of Tenafly, N.J., who plays Max.
“I was curious about how the financial crisis impacted people in the real world, not just what you saw on TV, but how people dealt with it in relationships,” he said.(more…)
SAMANTHA BRIX PHOTO | Cynthia and Tom Rosicki, owners of Sparkling Pointe Winery, near their Pinot Noir grapevines.
Local viticulturist Steve Mudd took out a napkin over dinner and drew a picture of the North and South forks, pointing out to Tom and Cynthia Rosicki that little room was left for new vineyards in Long Island’s wine region.
“He said, ‘If you’re going to do anything, you have to do it now,’” Mr. Rosicki recalled.
Mr. and Ms. Rosicki had grown up in East Marion and Southold, respectively. They knew the North Fork, and they knew wineries. They wanted a vineyard of their own, but needed a bit of a push.
With Mr. Mudd’s guidance, they purchased a 29-acre parcel in Southold and were scanning the land and discussing what to plant when Mr. Mudd asked them what they like to drink. (more…)