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Long Island Winterfest: A Month of Specials on Music, Meals, Jazz, B&Bs and Winery Tours

Comment | February 16, 2012 | By

Once again the wineries, chefs and artists of eastern Long Island is thinking of you and what you’re going to do in the depths of winter. For the next five weekends the East End–and a few points closer to home–are throwing Winterfest, a collaborative,cross-cultural effort to lure you out East. Sure, the Hudson Valley has those foothills, but this semi-agrarian vacation-land is just a short trip up the LIE or the LIRR. Why not spend a chilly day warming up with local wine? Snuggle up in front of a crackling fireplace at a quiet Hamptons bed-and-breakfast? Listen to jazz with a view of the vineyards, or find some great deals on true farm-to-table restaurant meals? That’s Winterfest in a nutshell.

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Some meats and cheeses to prep your belly with 30 kinds of New York Wine at next weekend's New Amsterdam Market; photo by Robin Riley, courtesy newamsterdammarket.org

The Xmas Craft Fair We’ve Been Waiting For: 30+ NY Winemakers at New Amsterdam Next Weekend

Comment | November 29, 2010 | By | Photographs by Robin Riley

Prospective winos — or those in search of easy-drinking gifts — will be happy to know that the New Amsterdam Market will be awash in New York vintners (more than 30!) this Sunday.  That’s December 5th: We know it’s hard to believe, but that’s actually this weekend! Hosted by the New York State Wine andContinue Reading

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That's some very ripe Long Island merlot from the 2005 vintage.

Eat Drink Local Profile #22: Long Island’s 1st Wine Auction & Harvest East End

2 comments so far | September 16, 2010 | By

The Party: Long Island’s first wine auction and two-day Harvest East End festival. What it’s For: About a year ago, winemaker Roman Roth told me — over a glass of gewürztraminer — that he was thinking about proposing Long Island’s first wine auction. These sorts of symbolic events can be important milestones for wine regionsContinue Reading

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Ye Olde Wine Barrels

America’s Oldest Winery at the Greenmarket Today and Tomorrow (Yep, They’re Local)

Comment | September 10, 2010 | By

Speaking of winemakers, did you know that this country’s oldest continually operated winery is just 60 miles north of the city? (Actually readers of Edible Brooklyn might: It was covered it back in the fall of 2007 in a story on the Hudson Valley wine region.) It’s called Brotherhood Winery, established complete with castle-like undergroundContinue Reading

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