Straight UP: Take One

Hi, I’m Gianna (Hi Gianna) and I serve alcoholic beverages. I am a writer, first and foremost, but I’ve been doing the bartender thing for the better part of a decade now, so my very first series will chronicle my adventures doing, well, the bartender thing.

UPDATE: Greenport Harbor’s New Tasting Room Set to Open July 11

We got over excited last week and announced that the new tasting room in Peconic for Greenport Harbor Brewing Company was on schedule and would open on July 1. Well, those guys have taken on a big job and a two week delay is not much to of all the fans waiting to get in a see the new brewery and take home lot of beer. Mark your calendars and see you there July 11, 12 or 13.

Throwback Thursday: Sunny with a Chance of Cocktails

Did you hear? Edible is throwing a cocktail contest. The challenge is simple. Bartenders from Montauk to Manhattan, create two cocktails for us—one traditional, the other innovative and Edible—with a base of Hendrick’s gin, and you could win an Edible profile, prizes and prestige. And as if that weren’t exciting enough, this week we’re throwing back to a feature on one of our region’s signature cocktails to keep up with the theme: the Long Island iced tea.

Throwback Thursday: The Red Ribbon that Binds

“If anyone orders Merlot, I’m leaving,” says Miles Raymond in the 2004 film Sideways. It’s a line meant to provoke laughter, but all it should prompt among people familiar with the award-winning merlot of the East End is a rather significant serving of pity. The poor guy, as we intimately know, is missing out. And members of the Long Island Merlot Alliance know it, too.