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Long Island vineyard funded through Kickstarter offers different wines

Southold Farm+Cellar, an upstart winery, is producing distinctive wines made from familiar grapes.   By Alan J. Wax A little more than a year ago, the owners of a Southold, Long Island, vineyard were seeking crowd-sourced funds to plant 9 acres of what … Continue reading

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Forget beer and tea: She picks the right wines for high-end Chinese food

Christine Parkinson, the worldwide wine buyer for London-based Hakkasan Group’s Michelin-rated restaurants, reveals some of her secrets. By Alan J. Wax  What wine with Chinese food? An oft-debated topic with Riesling or Gewurztraminer the usual answers— or beer, or tea. … Continue reading

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Gallo Marks 50th Anniversary of its iconic blend, Hearty Burgundy

What was your first real wine? For me, it was probably a bottle of Gallo Hearty Burgundy. That’s after dismissing all the sweet kosher wines I drank on Jewish holidays and the fruity Yago Sangria and Boone’s Farm fruit wines that … Continue reading

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Thieves steal 16,000 bottles of BrewDog prototype beers from UK retailer

British police are investigating the late night theft of 16,000 bottles of rare beers produced by the iconoclastic Scottish brewer BrewDog. The beers, worth an estimated £40,000 ($71,000), were stolen from the Essex, England, warehouse of beer retailer Ales by … Continue reading

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1 month, 3 NYC area beer festivals

Get those pretzel necklaces ready. It’s festival time in New York. Three beer festivals are scheduled to take place in and around New York City over the next few weeks. First up, is the International Great Beer Expo at Belmont … Continue reading

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Ridgeview, an English bubbly, provides a sparkling surprise at book launch

At a recent reception in New York City sponsored by UK Trade & Investment USA to mark the launch of the “World Atlas of Wine,” I expected to be overwhelmed by meeting authors Jancis Robinson and Hugh Johnson, two of … Continue reading

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Gov. Cuomo says MTA will expand Taste NY, offering beer, wine, and foods at Grand Central Terminal

The Metropolitan Transit Authority plans to add a Taste NY store in Grand Central Terminal, the Midtown Manhattan transportation, tourist and shopping hub.  The store will sell food and beverages produced in New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced. Cuomo has … Continue reading

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Long Island’s Harvest East End draws New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo

Long Island’s wine industry had its biggest ever blast. Harvest East End, the industry’s annual celebration of itself, a charity tasting festival for consumers, took place Aug. 24 under a billowy, soft-purple-lit tent 4 at McCall Vineyard and Ranch in Cutchogue. … Continue reading

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Long Island wineries celebrate 40 years at Aug. 24 Harvest East End festival

It’s time once again for Long Island’s biggest wine celebration, the Harvest East End tasting fest. This year’s event, which takes place Aug. 24, marks 40 years of winemaking on Long Island. And, it’s the first time that the event, … Continue reading

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A serendipitous find of Brunellos, Barbaresco and Barolos

With the exception of an occasional media event, I don’t drink a lot of high-end Italian wines.  Can’t say why, for sure, but I probably should. So it was serendipitous that during a recent stop at Post Wines in Syosset … Continue reading

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