Forty years ago a car ride down the Main Road on the North Fork meant something quite different than it does today. The landscape was still agriculture, broken at intervals by small towns. But it didn’t mean wine country: there were no tasting rooms nor grape vines to the horizon.
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Long Island Wine Country had a lot to celebrate about. In fact, 1,300 wine and food enthusiasts, including Gov. Andrew Cuomo, gathered under a festive billowing tent to raise a glass and cheer for 40 years of winemaking at the fourth annual HARVEST East End at McCall Vineyard & Ranch in Cutchogue.
’Tis the season of pendulous muskmelons, bruise-prone tomatoes, over-ripe plums. These sun-soaked treasures are never sweeter or juicier than now, when farmers pull them from sun-soaked fields that prod plants to swell fruit.
Long Island is making it into international markets.
From Greenport, tastes of the Loire Valley.
A new brewmaster follows tradition while striking out on his own.
The Long Island Pine Barrens, an undeveloped expanse of pitch pine, oak and wetland communities within Suffolk County, spans approximately 100,000 acres, encompasses three…