Long Island Wine Country Rocks Brooklyn

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Our fifth annual, massive sipping soiree called Brooklyn Uncorked was a rage, with wineries pouring a rainbow of roses and sauvignon blancs alongside some of the city’s best food. Peruse the vendor list and see the Metromix show here.

We are still swooning from the offerings–as well as an afterparty of mackerel and braised beef tacos at Palo Santo–and going through our wine tasting notes.

There were an unusual number of notepads at this year’s event, from professionals and amateurs alike, who didn’t want to forget their favorites and were eager to book their face-to-face visit with new winery acquaintances.

As always, we couldn’t pull off Uncorked without the generosity of our sponsors, The Long Island Wine Council, Bing and Organic Valley. The Long Island Wine Council, the promotional arm of our wine region, helps organize the two dozen or so wineries that pour. Bing, the decision-engine of choice for food and drink enthusiasts, will be providing  some interactive searching of New York wine options. And Organic Valley will be sampling dairy from their nearly 200 New York farmer members, including their new NYFresh label, produced and bottled entirely in the Empire State.

We give our thanks to the following wineries who took the time to pour and hobnob with attendees: Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard, Bedell Cellars, Bouke Wines, Brooklyn Oenology, Brooklyn Wine Co., Channing Daughters, Croteaux Vineyards, Gramercy Vineyards, Grapes of Roth , Jamesport Vineyards, Long Island Merlot Alliance, Macari Vineyards and Winery, Martha Clara Vineyards, Mattebella Vineyards, Old Field, Osprey’s Dominion, Palmer Vineyards, Raphael, Roanoke Vineyards, Scarola Vineyards, Sherwood House, Shinn Estate, Sparkling Pointe, Suhru Wines , Waters Crest and Wolffer Estate.

And thank you also to the restaurants and food makers who prepared all the tasty wash-down-with-wine delights : applewood, Buttermilk Channel, Cleaver Co. & The Green Table, Dressler & Dumont, Gramercy Tavern, Les Trois Petit Cochons, McEnroe Farms, Palo Santo, Red Hook Lobster Pound, Rose Water, Savoy, The Good Fork, The Vanderbilt, Vandaag.

For those who missed Uncorked, you’ll have to wait until next year, when this very popular event may morph into something even bigger. (Stay tuned.) But there’s always the beer version–Good Beer–in July. Grab your Good Beer ticket today.

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Brian is the editor at large of Edible East End, Edible Long Island, Edible Manhattan and Edible Brooklyn. He writes from his home in Sag Harbor, New York, where he and his family tend a home garden and oysters. He is also obsessed with ducks, donuts and dumplings.