Monthly Archives: June 2014

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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Random ingredients, beer styles drawn from a hat, are the focus of a club’s unusual homebrewing competition

Inspired by Food Network’s “Chopped,” a homebrew club’s members concoct some beers with unusual flavors. Stout with vanilla and Mexican chilies tops them all. By Alan J. Wax Borrowing a page from the Food Network show “Chopped,” a Long Island homebrew club … Continue reading

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Corks, Caps & Taps wins blogging award

The Press Club of Long Island, a chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, presented its 2014 award for “Social Media-Blog Created and Maintained by an Individual” to Corks, Caps and Taps and its editor, Alan J Wax. The award … 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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