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Where's Aimée?

Where’s Aimée?: What Makes a Good Brand Ambassador?

March 7, 2023
What makes a good Brand Ambassador? That’s the question that I’m constantly examining. As a former child performer, I remember worrying a lot about the future possibility of landing a commercial role for a product that I did not believe in. I was a tiny, yet very truthful actor that...
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I’m Obsessed: Hunker Down Edition

February 27, 2023
Here we are, as we are every year, in the famous “false spring” of Long Island. I fall for it every time, but this year I knew I needed a game plan. The end of February into March is always a tricky time for locals in this area because many...
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Most Grammable North Fork Spots: Audubon Society, Greenport

January 27, 2023
The holidays are over, the days are still a little grey, and the winter doldrums are beginning to set in. I have two options: wallow in my house and wait for the sun to shine, or venture out into the cold and face the winter head on. I’m here to...
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Where’s Aimée?: Focusing on Future Foreign Markets for Lieb

October 20, 2022
In addition to being the NYC Brand Ambassador for Lieb Cellars and Bridge Lane, I am also the point person for our export markets. For the past few years I have researched potential markets, presented virtually to buyers in London, Scotland and Ireland, and met 1:1 virtually with countless foreign...
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Lieb Behind the Scenes – September 2022

September 14, 2022
It’s raining out, quiet in the office, I just drank a strong cup of coffee and my dog, Birdie, is asleep at my feet. I’d say now is an ideal time to write a blog post. So what’s happening behind the scenes at Lieb right now? Harvest! My 10th harvest...
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#TeamLieb Top 10s: Top 10 North Fork Sparkling Wines

August 24, 2022
Long Island’s East End is well-known for its crisp white wines and peppery Cab Francs, but you may be less familiar with its amazing sparkling options, of which there are many! Team Lieb really loves their sparkling, so we recommend giving some (or all) of these a try! Lieb Estate...
Wine, Illustrated

Wine, Illustrated: Meritage

July 19, 2022
Alicia EkelerDirector of Tasting Rooms
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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%...
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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...
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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...
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Lieb Behind the Scenes – Dec 2021

December 17, 2021
Our team holiday party was last night at Maroni’s in Southold. We did the chef’s tasting. 15 courses with unlimited beer and wine. The service was outstanding and the room was beautiful. It was special, delicious and the most fun we’ve had together as a group in a long time....
Where's Aimée?

Where’s Aimée?: Interviewing Winemaker Russell Hearn

November 23, 2021
This time of year finds us reflecting on that which we are grateful, and I am especially grateful for our winemaker Russell Hearn. (The following interview has been edited for clarity, brevity, and the occasional technical difficulty.) Aimée Lasseigne New: You are very well-traveled and have worked in California, Australia,...
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Lieb Behind the Scenes – September 2021

September 14, 2021
In March I optimistically wrote about looking ahead and all that we had planned for 2021. Sitting here in September, it’s hard to feel positive about this year given the current state of the pandemic (certainly NOT over) and the status of our planned projects (certainly NOT all completed). The...
Most Grammable North Fork Spots

Most Grammable North Fork Spots: Village Lane, Orient

August 26, 2021
If we were to take a poll of the North Fork’s favorite streets, there would be some obvious choices: Love Lane in Mattituck, Front Street in Greenport, and even the newly revitalized Main Road in Southold. But I would argue that one of the most beautiful streets on the North...
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Where’s Aimée?: Celebrating in SoHo & Judging in Vermont

July 20, 2021
I have lived in NYC for nearly 11 years. The contrast of hearing crickets in the Santa Fe desert to the raucous cacophony of THE city when I first arrived was jarring to say the least, but now it seems strange to have it any other way. Eleven years marks another milestone for...
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Lieb Behind the Scenes – June 2021

June 15, 2021
Summer is here! The patio is open, the vines are growing and our masks are off. It’s a great time to be alive. In all seriousness, IT’S A GREAT TIME TO BE ALIVE. Governor Cuomo just declared the pandemic over in New York. We made it through one of the...
I'm Obsessed!

I’m Obsessed! Summer 2021 Edition

May 25, 2021
Anyone else feel like summer came out of nowhere this year? After the cold, windy excuse for spring we had I am really here for this. This summer is particularly exciting because… The new patio at the Bridge Lane Tasting Room We have pined for this for many years now...
Most Grammable North Fork Spots

Most Grammable North Fork Spots: The Times Vintage

April 27, 2021
If you’re a fan of thrifting, vintage, or antiques and you’ve never stopped in to The Times Vintage in Greenport, you don’t know what you’ve been missing! Though there are countless vintage and antique shops to choose from on the North Fork, this one is by far my favorite. The...
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Lieb Behind the Scenes – March 2021

March 22, 2021
My December post was about looking back, this one will be about looking ahead. Perhaps it’s the fact that my team has started to get vaccinated. Perhaps it’s spring on the horizon. Perhaps it’s because my family and I are about to go on our first real vacation in a...
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