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In the Nofo: Best Desserts on the North Fork

February 23, 2018
  The past couple of months have gone by *fairly* quickly at Lieb. We’re grateful that many of you have been braving the frigid temperatures to come visit. My co-workers and I, however, haven’t shared that same enthusiasm for going out. After a long day in the tasting room, pajamas...
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In the NoFo: Top 3 Cozy Winter Spots on the North Fork

December 28, 2017
  I’m not too sure at this point whether or not summer actually happened. It’s mid-December. How did we get here!? The patio is empty, the awning has been put away. Crowds are winding down in the tasting room, and many of our low-key wine club members/locals are finally coming...
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In the NoFo: Top 3 Ways to Get Around the North Fork

November 3, 2017
  It’s been 105 days since my last post. That’s 105 days without the sage advice of yours truly, Julianne Caroline Fedele. But I am back, 105 days wiser, ready to impart pertinent North Fork insight. During the summer and fall, a considerable amount of my time is spent coordinating...
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In the NoFo: Top 3 Favorite North Fork Food Trucks

July 20, 2017
The intro to this blog post will first be accompanied by song. Click the link before proceeding (I promise it’s not a virus).  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEkDK6wYu1Q I just wanted to thank of all my hundreds, nay - thousands of readers - for your undying devotion. It’s an honor to guide you across...
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In the NoFo: Top 3 North Fork Picnic Spots

June 8, 2017
  For those closest to me, it's no secret that I have a really hard time fitting lunch into my day. Our tasting room director, Alicia, is on my case about this all the time. “Jul, have you eaten yet?  WHY NOT??” She tells me lunch meals can be simple...
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In the NoFo: Top 3 Insider Springs Events

April 20, 2017
  Guys… it’s happening. Seventy degrees. Patio open. Allergies in full effect. We made it!!! Even though my eyes are now perpetually itchy and Flonase is my only friend, I am breathing a little easier (figuratively speaking) knowing that Spring is officially here. Our tasting rooms felt the start of...
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In the NoFo: 3 Things We’re Buzzing About

March 16, 2017
I’ve never been one to openly complain about the cold weather. That doesn’t mean I necessarily “enjoy” it –  it just means that I’ve always found it somewhat tolerable. This attitude, though, is no more. I’ve adopted the mindset of a 66-year-old woman. I want to live in a gated...
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In the NoFo: Off-season Après Wine Tasting Activities

January 26, 2017
  I was going to start this post with “the doldrums of winter…” but then I realized January deserves a little more credit this year. I’m at a point where I’m reluctant to even call this the “off-season” anymore. Tasting room employees around the North Fork have been lucky -...
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In The NoFo: Top 3 Places to Shop for Your Thanksgiving Feast

November 17, 2016
With Thanksgiving less than a week away, crunch time is now upon us as the procrastinators (such as myself) scramble to make this prep-heavy holiday a reality. Thankfully, the North Fork has an abundance of locally grown or sourced produce, meats, and desserts to tie it all together for you....
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In the NoFo: Top Three Fall Spots on the North Fork

September 29, 2016
September is a month most often met with denial and resistance on the North Fork. Many lament the end of summer as the crisp autumn air creeps in, giving way to the days of flannels and hearty reds. As most of my co-workers will tell you - I do not...
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In the NoFo: Top 3 Stargazing Spots on the North Fork

August 11, 2016
  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,...
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In the Nofo: Top 3 Insta-Worthy Spots on the North Fork

June 10, 2016
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...
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FAQ’s from the Tasting Room: What is Rosé (And Which One’s for Me)?

May 10, 2016
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...
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IN THE NOFO: BEST BEACHES

April 7, 2016
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...
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FAQ’s from the Tasting Room: “What makes a wine age-worthy vs. meant to be drunk right away?”

February 25, 2016
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...
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A Grape for Each Season: Petit Verdot

January 21, 2016
  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...