10/17/14 9:00am

Yesenia Vasquez of East Meadow sips a 2008 Grapes of Roth Riesling at Roanoke Vineyards in Riverhead.

We at northforker believe wine tasting experiences are as individualized as the tasters themselves.

Local tasting room managers often tell their customers that tastes and smells are incredibly subjective. Some suggest closing your eyes and letting your senses take in what they may.

Here is our glossary of tasting terms and we hope they help guide you through your next winery tour: (more…)

10/07/14 9:00am
David Page and Barbara Shinn at Shinn Estate Vineyard and Farmhouse in Mattituck Sept. 17. (Credit: Randee Daddona)

David Page and Barbara Shinn at Shinn Estate Vineyard and Farmhouse in Mattituck Sept. 17. (Credit: Randee Daddona)

Editor’s note: This story will be published in the fall 2014 northforker Long Island Wine Press. The issue hits newsstands October 8.

Before David Page makes a farm-to-table breakfast for guests staying at Shinn Estate Vineyards & Farmhouse Bed and Breakfast, he and his wife, Barbara Shinn, take an early-morning stroll through their ripening vineyard. It’s a daily — and important — ritual for the pair, as they stop to sample the golden sauvignon blanc grapes and inspect the white yeast coating the fleshy fruit.  (more…)