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.
Our photo editor Lindsay Morris likes to make a turmeric tonic using a recipe from Saltie, a restaurant in Brooklyn, and says that I must…
At a growing number of South Fork beer retailers, you can get a chip for a free beer whenever you buy Montauk Brewing Company.
Pop a cork, people, we’ve got a big Brooklyn win to celebrate: Garrett Oliver, longtime brewmaster of Brooklyn Brewery, was honored with a James Beard Award, crowning him the country’s “Outstanding Wine, Beer, or Spirits Professional.”
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,…
At our end of the island, Nick & Toni’s has laughed right in the face of the lime shortage and has come up with three new variations on a summer classic, the gin and tonic, using all the local goodness. It’ll be that time soon, we swear.
For the past several months, the inaugural batch of Sag Harbor Rum has been aging in bourbon casks at Long Island Spirits. By late April, the first of the rum was ready to be bottled and on May 1, 1,200 bottles of Sag Harbor Rum will be released for sale on the East End.
This week, Wainscott Main Wine & Spirits is continuing its Wednesday night wine classes with David Page and Barbara Shinn presenting “Vintage from our Vantage.”
Lauri Spitz, the lady of the brewery, has become the face of a new generation of women in the craft beer business.
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.