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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...
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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....
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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#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 a list of #TeamLieb’s favorite Long Island wineries to visit...
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Where’s Aimée?: Her Quest for a WSET Diploma

February 24, 2021
Facebook recently reminded me that 8 years ago I received my first results from a WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust) Diploma exam: “Diploma Unit 2: PASS WITH DISTINCTION.” (When I first started out on this path Unit 2 was a prerequisite for Unit 1 and I don’t know the...
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Wine, Illustrated: Teroldego-Lagrein

January 28, 2021
Alicia EkelerDirector of Tasting Rooms
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Lieb Behind the Scenes – December 2020

December 29, 2020
In the past month, I’ve had several writers reach out to me requesting an interview on how COVID has impacted small wineries this year. I’ve declined. Not because I don’t feel qualified to speak on the topic, but because I haven’t wanted to truly process it. Back in September I...
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Where’s Aimée?: Seeking a Slower Way to Ring in the New Year

December 19, 2020
Seeking a special way to ring in the new year while supporting small businesses? Try this North Fork trifecta: Snail Caviar from Peconic Escargot, North Fork Potato Chips, and Lieb Cellars Estate Sparkling Pinot Blanc. I consider myself a very adventurous eater. In addition to exploring rare grapes and unique wine regions,...
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Most Grammable North Fork Spots: Your Own Hometown!

December 15, 2020
Being in charge of our social media during this past year has been an interesting study for me. Instagram and Facebook and the like used to be an escape for me, from following along with the daily lives of my far-flung friends to living vicariously through their vacations. But then...
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I’m Obsessed! Fall 2020 Edition

November 23, 2020
GALETTES! The pastry that requires so little effort and yet delivers the wow factor of a pie! The possibilities, like pie, are infinite. I love going classic with thinly-sliced apples and pears but the real fun begins when I bring in some squash and Moroccan-style spices to the mix. The...
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