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From boat cruises to DJs, the Hamptons vineyards provide a unique wine tasting experience. With so many New York restaurants serving wine produced in the Hamptons, it's worth the trip out east to try them out. So head on out there while the beautiful weather lasts and experience some of the most impressive wineries on the East End! More»
As summer comes to a close and back-to-school season begins, we're reminded of college drinking years of yore (and by yore we mean...last year..) Well, now that we're in Hamptons mode, we've traded in keg cups and Natty Ice for wine glasses and Wolffer Rose, for Thirsty Thursday: Hamptons Style. More»
We love the Hamptons (this website would be pretty crap if we didn't) but even we will acknowledge that, when the weather's acting up, these towns can be a little slow. Our fool-proof solution to suburban boredom? Day drinking! More»
Sag Harbor resident Lisa Donneson knows her grapes. Donneson, the author (with her husband, Henry Weisburg) of The Guide to Sag Harbor, received the Diploma in Wines and Spirits from the prestigious WSET in 2006 and then decided to launch her own line of wines with stand-out bouquets.
Donneson isn't interested in rare, expensive vintages; her Boukés are simple, fun, everyday wines, wines which really epitomize the best of what Long Island's grapes can be. Right now there's only a white (a blend of chardonnay, pinot gris, sauvignon blanc, and gewurztaminer), and a rosé (Cabernet Sauvignon), though a red is in the works. More»
1) Wolffer's vineyards are always gorgeous in the summer, but give them a little sunset backdrop and bamn! instant romantic photo-up.
2) There's live jazz; and jazz always gets better with wine
3) The wines, or at least most of them, are really good, I think (I don't really know wine. at all).
4) There's free cheese.
5) Actually, the whole shebang is free AND there's no reservations necessary. See you there!
[Image via Wolffer Estates]
On yesterday's search for farmstand bliss, I stumbled across Lenndevours, the wine blog owned and operated by Lenn Thompson, a prolific wine columnist who frequently contributes to Edible East End, Hamptons.com, and Dan's Papers, and who used to edit the Long Island Wine Gazette. When Thompson moved out east from Pittsburgh ten years ago, he fell in love with the area's vineyards and their bounty.
Thompson's oenophilia is evident throughout his site, which is filled with anything and everything pertaining to Long Island's wines, and many things beyond -book reviews, grapes from other states, beers, spirits, dining, and even a help-wanted section. More»
I've been in these so called "Hamptons" now for two weeks, and haven't yet visited a vineyard. Growing up in northern California, I like to think I have certain wine standards, and don't want to waste my time at a sub-par establishment. And therein lies the problem: there are too damn many vineyards for me to just pick one.
Assuming that this readership has both vino and vineyard acumen, I ask for your recommendations as to where is the smart vineyard to start. Any and all advice is welcome. But remember, you're up against Napa, and the entire integrity of Long Island wine country is resting on your shoulders.
Written by John Hering
[Image via LI Wine]
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