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.