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New York’s top winery accolade goes to Long Island’s Macari Vineyards

  By Alan J. Wax A multi-generational, family-owned Long Island wine producer founded almost two decades ago is getting long overdue recognition. Macari Vineyards, which now produces about 14,000 cases a wine annually from 200 acres of vines in Mattituck, … Continue reading

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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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Bordeaux’s Stéphane Toutoundji’s advice to Long Island merlot producers

Stéphane Toutoundji, a Bordeaux-based consulting oenologist says the Long Island winery owners and winemakers he’s met have plenty of passion, interest in producing high quality wines, a good climate and good land. What they lack, he said, is perfectly ripened … Continue reading

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Bohlsen’s wine guru Paulo Villela pours trophy wines and ‘cougar milk’

First of two parts  Paulo Villela is a man of influence. As beverage director of Long Island’s Bohlsen Restaurant Group, his influence extends to the thousands of patrons who dine at the group’s five high-end eateries: Tellers Chophouse and Verace … Continue reading

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McCall Wines: Refined pinots, merlots in a rustic North Fork setting

There’s a simple, peaceful rusticity at McCall Wines in Cutchogue on Long Island’s North Fork. On a recent Sunday afternoon, the gentle whirring of a wind turbine was the only sound to be heard as Russ McCall stood over a … Continue reading

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Long Island wines, home brews will compete at Long Island’s ‘County Fair’

Commercial wines from Long Island and homebrewed beers will be judged along side pies, pickles, guinea pigs and needlepoint this year at the annual Long Island Fair. The fair, Sept. 27-30 at the Old Bethpage Restoration, is one of the … Continue reading

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Long Island Wine Council’s Taste of Summer: The good, bad and ugly

East met west recently. Many of Long Island’s East End wineries traveled west on June 2 to the Old Bethpage VillageRestoration in Nassau County to pour their wines for a crowd of 350 imbibers. Dubbed “A Taste of Summer,” by … Continue reading

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Shanghai, China wine outlet will showcase New York wines

Thirty New York  wines will be showcased beginning in July at a Shanghai, China, wine exhibition. The Shanghai New York State Wine Outlet will combine the functions of exhibition, promotion, trade and sales services. The wine selection was curated by … Continue reading

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Long Island wineries plan June 2 Nassau County tasting event

‘The East End of Long Island is moving west – at least for a day. The Long Island Wine Council, a winery trade group, is sponsoring a paid public tasting event in Nassau County on June 2 with 30 wineries … Continue reading

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Long Island winemakers head to Nassau County for free April 21 tasting

Post Wines & Spirits in Syosset, Long Island, a long-time champion of Long Island wines, is making it easy for those who don’t want to travel to the East End to sample some of the region’s top wines. The shop … Continue reading

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