For the High Summer Issue of Edible East End, Alex Goetzfried visited with Regan Meador of Southold Farm + Cellar to talk about his new wine venture. Meador can be a polarizing character on the East End. He’s got strong opinions and isn’t afraid to voice them in any number of forums.
These days, for those who want a cram course with all the information in one place, and also want to have a good time, there’s Wine Camp. And if you’ve already graduated Wine Camp, your “master’s degree” is next.
To celebrate the release of the 2011 Landius Pinot Noir, Wölffer did a vertical tasting of six pinot noirs starting with the 1993, Roth’s second vintage on the island. • Photographs by Conor Harrigan
The Long Island Merlot Alliance has hired a new executive director, created a wine trail and started an annual tasting/mingle night for members of…
Steve Clifton is not new to the East End. He participated in the 2008 Cool Climate Wine Growing Seminar held at Stony Brook Southampton. His wineries are in Santa Barbara County which, although it is counter-intuitive, is also a region that doesn’t get as much sun as the rest of California. He grows many of the same varieties as East End vineyards.
The first wines of any vintage to be released are rosés, and Brooklyn Uncorked will give you the chance to taste 2013 bottles from some of the best producers. These wines will be fresh, light and bursting with the ripe fruit. Most have not been released to the public yet, but will be within the next few weeks. Here’s a preview:
Wölffer Estate Vineyards will be releasing a new 2013 rosé by mid May, so be prepared for a different look. Christened “Summer in a Bottle” this wine comes in decorated glass with a screw cap. Screw cap! We love ’em; perfect for the beach.
In New York, we have reason to celebrate more than just local food. Our state is home to some of the country’s premier beer,…
This week, Wainscott Main Wine & Spirits is continuing its Wednesday night wine classes with David Page and Barbara Shinn presenting “Vintage from our Vantage.”
Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard, which was profiled in our winter 2010 issue, has progressed in its mission to not only make good wine, but to provide a haven for rescued horses. To help itself out, the winery has released three blends; 100 percent of the profits from their sales goes to fund the horse rescue.
In our Spring 2014 issue, Eileen M. Duffy visits Premium Wine Group in Mattituck to watch as Erik Bilka, the operations production winemaker, puts the very first wine from Long Island Wine Country in the vacuum sealed bags that will fill the boxes embossed with Lieb Cellars new label, Bridge Lane.
With April’s showers on their way, now seems like a good time to reminisce about the sunny days of the 2007 growing season—a season Amy Zavatto called “undeniably about as good as it gets on eastern Long Island” in her 2009 Behind the Bottle feature on Jamesport Vineyards.