In the NoFo

In the NoFo: Top 3 Stargazing Spots on the North Fork

 

Photo Credit: Custer Institute

With an impending meteor shower scheduled for Friday of this week, I felt it only appropriate to share a few top star-gazing spots that the North Fork has to offer. The unobstructed views and low level of light pollution leave tourists in awe by nightfall, their eyes wide and mouths agape, as they try to make sense of a sky that can only be described as both foreign and familiar. Even us locals know not to take for granted...

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In the Nofo: Top 3 Insta-Worthy Spots on the North Fork

Photo Credit: Jon Schusteritsch

As much as the North Fork seems to be a place far removed from the world of social media, Facebook check-ins and Instagram tags have now marked just about every inch of farmland and shoreline. Of course, that’s not to say that a drive through Southold won’t *still* leave you with zero bars and the inability to shoot a text without that blue send bar making an unwelcome appearance. Despite the lack of cell towers, our use of...

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FAQ’s from the Tasting Room: What is Rosé (And Which One’s for Me)?

Lately it seems wherever I turn I find rosé wines, made from all different types of grapes, and in every shade of pink imaginable. It’s the hottest wine on the market right now and many wineries can barely keep it in stock through the summer. So it’s no surprise that the majority of questions we are asked in the tasting room have to do with rosé. Specifically – what exactly is rosé and how do I find what I like in this sea of pink?

When answering the “what is rosé?” question,...

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IN THE NOFO: BEST BEACHES

The questions one receives as a pourer in the tasting room are never solely isolated to wine. My colleagues and I have to be able to field inquiries regarding the seemingly extraneous details, running the gamut from the brand of pillows on the couches to the ingredients in the Carr’s crackers. There is one non-wine related query though that we are guaranteed to hear at least once a day, and that is simply - “What’s there to do around here?”

So, enough with the formalities – let’s talk...

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FAQ’s from the Tasting Room: “What makes a wine age-worthy vs. meant to be drunk right away?”

Hi everyone!  Most of you know me from meeting me at the tasting room.  I hope that I’ve done a good job of guiding you through your tastings and imparting some of the wine knowledge I’ve picked up through my experience and studies.  Because our interactions in the tasting room are sometimes rushed, I’ve decided to start contributing to our company blog with a topic that I hope you’ll find interesting and/or helpful: FAQ’s from the Tasting Room. Each post, I’ll choose a topic that...

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A Grape for Each Season: Petit Verdot

 

A Grape for Each Season: Petit Verdot  

Each season of the year brings opportunity to discover a new grape or learn more about a grape we may consume frequently. In my years of studying wine the thing I fell in love with the most is that there’s a different wine for every occasion. I encourage all to embark on a new kind of wine pairing. Take a journey through situational wine pairing. Each season, emotion or life event presents an opportunity to pair it with a complementary wine....

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