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Lieb Behind the Scenes – September 2020

September 22, 2020
Harvest started last week. Our industry was thrown for a major loop this year, but there’s comfort in knowing that the things I’ve come to count on every year around this time can still be counted on: harvest will come, Jared will smile when I tell him to bring out...
Where's Aimée?

Where’s Aimée?: Lieb Travels to the Czech Republic

July 15, 2020
I have always wanted to be a global citizen. Even while growing up on a bayou in southern Louisiana I had pen pals from Italy, Belgium and Egypt. We compared our foods and surroundings, sharing stories of family and friends as well as the occasional mix tape. As a freelance...
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Lieb Behind the Scenes – June 2020

June 23, 2020
I just looked back at my March blog post. It was 3 months ago but feels like a lifetime. I’m not going to sugar coat it. These past few months for our business, our employees and our families have been rough, mentally and physically. The low was probably the day...
I'm Obsessed!

I’m Obsessed: Things I can’t get enough of right now! (late spring 2020 quarantine edition)

May 20, 2020
SO, clearly the angle with which I am approaching this list has changed greatly. Instead of obsessing over an object first, I’m instead obsessing over the TRIUMPH of the SPIRIT I'm witnessing. These are dark times and yet every single day I am touched or impressed by peoples' ability to...
Where's Aimée?

Where’s Aimée?: At Home Watching Netflix

April 6, 2020
I love BBQ! I’ve attended the Big Apple Barbecue Block Party, I know the differences between North Carolina and South Carolina styles, I lived in Texas for a few years, and even though I never worked at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, I have the menu committed to memory. So the new film...
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Lieb Behind the Scenes – March 2020

March 26, 2020
Woah, guys. I thought about not writing my blog at all this quarter. I mean, what can I possibly say right now? Does what's happening "behind the scenes" at Lieb even matter? Can I offer any words that will be at all helpful or insightful? No. This crisis is so...
I'm Obsessed!

I’m Obsessed: Things I can’t get enough of right now!

March 13, 2020
SPRING 2020 EDITION     The Bridge Lane Bubbles Can Ok so take it as you may, but I am going to just start with some shameless self-promotion: THE BRIDGE LANE BUBBLES CAN. It’s bubbly, it’s heckin’ cute, and its *just* sweet enough to make it completely crushable. I was...
Where's Aimée?

Where’s Aimée?: Italian Edition

March 10, 2020
Way back in January I participated in the 3rd Annual Valpolicella Education Program.  I spent an intense week in Verona, Italy, studying subject matters such as “Valpolicella Genetic and Environmental Resources,” “The Wines of Valpolicella: Winemaking Peculiarities and Compositional Characteristics,” “The Rules on the Names of Wines: Labels, Designations of Origin,...
Most Grammable North Fork Spots

Most Grammable North Fork Spots: Black Llama Bar

February 10, 2020
If you’ve visited Greenport before, odds are you’ve walked through Stirling Square. Maybe you stopped in for a pizza at 1943 or for a drink at the outside bar at American Beech (featured previously in this blog series). American Beech is one of the most impeccably designed spaces in the...
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Lieb Behind the Scenes – December 2019

December 17, 2019
  How are we wrapping up another year already!? My sixth year at Lieb Cellars, in fact. And when I sit back and reflect on these past years, I think it’s fair to call 2019 the “year of the curveball” at Lieb Cellars. 2013 was my first year and was...
Where's Aimée?

Where’s Aimée?: Somm Slam/Lieb DC Tour/SOMM360 Boot Camp

November 21, 2019
Starchefs "Somm Slam" Now I’m no anthropologist, but when I dive in, I dive in deep.  For instance, back in college my thesis subject was on beauty pageants.  In addition to researching all types of pageants around the world and writing/producing/performing in a one-woman show influenced by this research, I...
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Most Grammable North Fork Spots: Barrow Food House

November 13, 2019
First off, let me be clear that this entry of my blog will be fueled by blatant favoritism, and yes, I have been bribed with food and drink to say all of these things. That being said, everything written therein is one hundred percent my opinion and is one hundred...
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Lieb Behind the Scenes – September 2019

September 25, 2019
Guys, I’m wearing a sweater and drinking hot coffee in the office right now, and I LOVE IT. Welcome back Fall! We’ve missed you on the North Fork. Fall is always a bitter-sweet season for me, though. “Sweet” because of the crisp, refreshing weather, beautiful sunsets, fall foliage, my gloriously...
Where's Aimée?

Where’s Aimée?: Lieb Goes to the Fair

September 12, 2019
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...
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 of things that I keep on hand as well as...
Who's Who at Lieb Cellars

Who’s Who at Lieb Cellars – Lila Schott

July 25, 2019
  What do you do at Lieb Cellars? You can find me making all of our yummy cheeseboards! How did you come to work in the wine industry? I heard a position opened up and I jumped at the opportunity to start learning about the wine industry. What’s your favorite...
Most Grammable North Fork Spots

Most ‘Grammable’ North Fork Spots: The Halyard

July 3, 2019
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...
Who's Who at Lieb Cellars

Who’s Who at Lieb Cellars – Christie Staples

June 17, 2019
  What do you do at Lieb Cellars? 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...
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Lieb Behind the Scenes – June 2019

June 6, 2019
Lieb Behind the Scenes – June 2019 HOW IS IT SUMMER? Well, unofficially at least. I think what’s throwing me off is how cool it’s been. High 60’s and low humidity are my jam but certainly not the beach and BBQ weather I expect in June. Regardless, it’s here. And...
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 off a waterfall while climbing up it, while on a...