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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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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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Champagne is for Losers! Well, not really. But why not make at least one bottle of tonight’s bubbly a local bottle?

Comment | December 31, 2009 | By

Last week we were talking with Kate Landman, the merchandising manager at Astor Wines & Spirits, about Champagnes. Or what you can drink instead of them, that is, seeing as how they’re often expensive. Landman said that even casual consumers (meaning those of us who buy Champagne once a year: Tonight!) are more savvy theseContinue Reading

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