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Wine, Illustrated

Wine, Illustrated: Meritage

July 19, 2022
Alicia EkelerDirector of Tasting Rooms
Lieb Behind the Scenes

Lieb Behind the Scenes: What are Hybrid Grapes?

June 22, 2022
Y’all liked my blog about natural winemaking so much, I’ve decided to use this opportunity to address another question I get asked often lately: What are hybrid grapes? Context for this question usually starts with a can of Bridge Lane Bubbles. On the back, it lists “GRAPES: 43% riesling, 22%...
Where's Aimée?

WHERE’S AIMÉE?: Guiding Lieb Wine Dinners in Brooklyn, Judging Wine in VT and FLX & Participating in Whole Foods Market Photoshoot

April 5, 2022
LIEB WINE DINNERS: As a former restaurant server I have enjoyed participating in winemaker dinners such as Heitz Cellar, Vega Sicilia and Chateau Musar with Serge Hochar. I stepped away from the service floor sixteen years ago to focus on fine wine sales in retail settings, but this month I...
Lieb Behind the Scenes

Lieb Behind the Scenes – March 2022

March 10, 2022
Every once in a while I get asked the question, “How come Lieb doesn’t make natural wine?” Sometimes by colleagues, sometimes by friends, sometimes by customers. “Because our winemaker doesn’t make wine that way” usually suffices for a response. No further questions asked. Recently I was invited to attend a...
Most Grammable North Fork Spots

Most Grammable North Fork Spots: Cutchogue Diner

January 26, 2022
If you’re at all familiar with the North Fork, you’re well aware that there is no shortage of delicious breakfast spots. Whether you’re looking for a simple deli egg sandwich or a luxurious 3-course brunch, there are plenty of restaurants to choose from. But no spot is quite as picturesque...
From a Chef's Perspective
From a Chef's Perspective

From a Chef’s Perspective: Picnic Like a Pro!

August 29, 2019
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...
From a Chef's Perspective

From a Chef’s Perspective: Why you should make short ribs for Christmas dinner

December 21, 2018
It’s just around the corner, can you feel it?! I know some of you are starting to compile grocery lists, gather recipes and maybe even freaking out a little. I can assure you that even trained chefs experience the somewhat...
From a Chef's Perspective

From a Chef’s Perspective: Wine & Takeout Pairings!

September 13, 2018
As we enter the final wave of our busy season here at the tasting room, I find myself ordering takeout with much more frequency. With very little physical energy left at the end of a long work weekend, there’s nothing...
#TeamLieb Top 10s
#TeamLieb Top 10s

#TeamLieb Top 10s: Top 10 Long Island Wineries

March 16, 2021
We here at Lieb Cellars and Bridge Lane Wine may be just a LITTLE biased about our favorite wineries on Long Island, but it’s no secret that we also love to visit our neighbors who make some delicious wines! Here’s...
Two Truths & A Lie
Two Truths & A Lie

Two Truths & A Lie – Derek Lustig

April 19, 2019
  1) I played saxophone in a highly competitive jazz band when I was younger. 2) When I was about three years old, a cow tried to eat my shirt while I was still wearing it. 3) I once fell...
Two Truths & A Lie

Two Truths & A Lie – Mike Cook

March 18, 2019
1) I have lived in 8 US states and have visited all 50. 2) My earliest memory in life is falling out of my dad’s Celica (going 35 MPH - before the days of car seats / kids in the...
Two Truths & A Lie

Two Truths & A Lie – Anthony Mattis

February 21, 2019
1) When I was 13 I was the 5th fastest cross country runner on Long Island. 2) I flew to LA once for a day just to be on the Price is Right with Drew Carey. 3) At a party...
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