Business Beat: Local vintage at White House; Reef Aquarium Conference

03/08/2011 2:33 PM |

• Macari Vineyards in Mattituck had its 2008 Block E dessert wine served at the White House on Feb. 27 for the 2011 Governors’ Dinner, hosted by President Obama.
This is the third time a Macari vintage has made a showing in Washington. Twice in April 1999, during the Clinton administration, the vineyard’s 1997 Barrel Fermented Chardonnay was served for White House functions.

• The sixth annual Northeast Reef Aquarium Conference will take place Saturday, March 19, at Atlantis Marine World Aquarium in Riverhead. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. The daylong conference offers seminars, led by world-renowned speakers, on the latest techniques, information and research on marine aquarium fish, coral and invertebrates. The fee is $35. Visit to register.