Monthly Archives: August 2013

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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Bipartisan legislation offers excise tax relief sought by U.S. hard cider makers

American producers of hard cider have been seeking to level the tax playing field with their competitors in the beer industry. Relief may be soon at hand. Congressmen from Portland, Ore., and New York’s Niagara region earlier this month introduced … 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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Finding rare Scotch whiskies among Edinburgh’s tourist traps

A trip to Scotland would not be complete without a whisky stop. However, my itinerary was far too short during a recent journey for a stopover at one of the country’s many distilleries. One possible alternative: a visit to the … Continue reading

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Germany’s Paulaner opens 1st U.S. brew pub in New York City’s Bowery

Paulaner International  Bavaria’s biggest brewer, has opened its first U.S. microbrewery restaurant in New York City, the first, it says, of others planned for across the county. It operates 25 worldwide. It’s called Paulaner Brauhaus & Restaurant NYC. Located in … Continue reading


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