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
Earlier this month, Vineyard 48 temporarily lost its winery license, forcing the Route 48 operation to close its dance club — I mean tasting room. READ
On Thursday, Dec. 3 at 2:30 p.m., Carey and Regan Meador, owners of Southold Farm + Cellar, will go before the Southold Zoning Board of Appeals for what they — and a whole lot of wine lovers — hope will be the last time.
After writing grape harvest reports for more than a decade, I’ve learned a few things. One, every winemaker is hopeful this time of year. Comments like “This will be an outstanding vintage” and “XYZ will be a great year for Long Island wine” abound. (more…)