A frequent question posed to wine tasting servers at North Fork wineries rarely has anything to do with wine.
What patrons often want to know, especially those visiting from up-island, is which local restaurant the server would recommend. In some ways, the wine servers become de facto food critics. READ
Southold Town is making good on a promise to take action against food trucks operating at local wineries. READ
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced the launch of a new website Thursday designed to inspire the community to support local and independent businesses throughout the county. READ
When I visit our local wineries, I almost always — like 99 percent of the time — spit out the wines I taste. Even when I like the wine. Spitting allows me to taste a lot of wines in a day while consuming only minuscule amounts of alcohol.
I’m usually the only one using the spit buckets, but that’s why they are there. READ
The Southold Town Board has officially notified local wineries that food trucks are not a permitted use within the town code. Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell and Councilman Bill Ruland, member of the Agricultural Advisory Committee, met with local winery representatives at an informal meeting June 1. READ
The year brought changes, excitement and conflict in the wine world.
In April, a new committee was formed in Southold Town to tackle the task of defining wineries, breweries, distilleries and cideries — all of which receive little or no mention in current town code. The alcohol farm products working group, made up of past and present industry members and town residents, was charged with making relevant recommendations. READ
Some members of Southold Town’s alcohol farm products working group are concerned about proposed amendments to town code that would, among other things, require that wineries use 80 percent of their own grapes in their products. READ
Two men who created a disturbance after being denied service at a local winery were arrested Sunday afternoon, according to Southold Town police. READ
Southold Town’s alcohol farm products working group faces a hefty task. Since May, the group has been trying to develop recommendations on how town code should address wineries, breweries, distilleries and cideries. READ
Long Island, with a centuries-long history of farming, has undergone an agricultural revolution in just a few decades, sparked in 1973 by a pair of pioneers in planting grapes for fine wine, Louisa and Alex Hargrave. READ