As the NYC Brand Ambassador I don’t encounter much exposure to rural life, but recently I took an Amtrak train up to Syracuse to The Great New York State Fair to present our award winning 2018 Lieb Cellars Estate Chardonnay at a seminar hosted by the NY Wine & Grape Foundation. We were included for having both this year’s Best Oaked Chardonnay and Best Over-All Chardonnay. The seminar was fully booked and the room was packed. There was even a standing room only section!
It is PRIME picnic season! Well, some days can feel so hot that all I really want to eat is watermelon and call it a day, but for those perfectly warm summer and fall days I have made a list of things that I keep on hand as well as some picnic pro-moves.
Things I keep in my car to be perpetually picnic-ready:
A trusty blanket! I mean, this one is pretty obvious. However, I find that actually keeping a blanket in my car instead of in a closet somewhere at home inspires me to picnic more! If...
It’s finally summer on the North Fork! The beaches and bars are filling up, the wine somehow tastes colder, and the sunsets are getting even more stunning by the day. I’m asked fairly often in the tasting room, “Where should we go to watch the sunset?” My follow up question is always “inside or outside?” Outside, there are countless beautiful beaches up and down the island that are perfect for watching the sun go down. But if you want to be inside, perhaps with a cocktail in hand, I only...
I work in the tasting room pouring wine for our guests!
How did you come to work in the wine industry?
I’ve worked in hospitality for around 8 years but always in restaurants. My change in fields stemmed from the desire to learn more about wine and to work more normal hours while still getting to do what I love!