05/18/18 2:00pm

It’s spring in Long Island wine country — and for many of you, that means rosé. And if you’re drinking Long Island rosé, there’s a good chance it’s a Wölffer rosé. Winemaker Roman Roth makes a handful of them — including sparkling and dessert wine — and he makes a lot of them. In fact, Wölffer makes more bottles of rosé than many local wineries make of all their wines combined.  (more…)

05/11/18 5:55am

“Sunshine!”

That’s what Regan Meador, winemaker and co-owner of Southold Farm + Cellar told me he likes to drink with this week’s Wine of the Week: Southold Farm + Cellar 2016 “Suitably Stunning,” a sparkling blend of syrah and goldmuskateller that was grown at the winery’s previous estate vineyard.  (more…)

04/13/18 5:50am

Sparkling wine — local or not — comes in myriad styles. It can be made with any grape (though some are obviously better than others). It can be made in various ways —Methode Champenoise, Methode Ancestral, Charmat, etc. And within each of those techniques, there are many winemaker decisions that ultimately define what the wine will taste like.  (more…)