The future of Long Island wine is looking awfully rosy.
An Edible contributor is tapped to lead the region’s largest trade group after the Long Island Wine Council.
Pick up local and artisanal gifts for the holiday. • Photographs by Doug Young
Featuring favorite editors Amy Zavatto and Brian Halweil, this video highlights some of the best artisan distillers that poured at Edible Manhattan’s Good Spirits event last month. The biggest thing is the advance in local spirits since our first event in 2010, as Brian describes in the video; there are so many more! Also look for East Ender Chris Tracy talking about his VerVino vermouth.
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.
From the very first sip, VerVino, the dry vermouth released this week by Channing Daughters Winery in Bridgehampton, is so mysterious and complicated and compelling that it’s hard to know exactly what to do with it.