From school gardens to snails, and from screw caps to stouts, a passion for food and drink is what unites this community.
The matrimony of farmer and brewer births once-a-year brews.
If you asked Jim Waters, he’d never agree that he can spin a silk purse from a sow’s ear; what he might say is that the collective efforts of good, hardworking vineyard managers and winemakers make for many happy surprises in the sometimes nail-biter vintages of eastern Long Island.
The joy of dining in a farm field under a big moon.
Kareem Massoud is the East End’s evangelist of screw caps on wine.
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.