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Tag Archives: Long Island

• Anheuser-Busch Buying Craft Beer Maker Elysian Brewing

Anheuser-Busch Buying Craft Beer Maker Elysian Brewing

Anheuser-Busch is buying Seattle’s Elysian Brewing Co., further expanding its collection of craft brewers as it tries to offset sagging sales of its flagship beers. The financial terms of the deal announced Friday were not disclosed. Anheuser-Busch is the U.S. arm of Anheuser-Busch InBev SA, a Belgian company that is the world’s largest brewer. The […]

• American wineries you should visit (and none of them are in California)

American wineries you should visit (and none of them are in California)

California lures the lion’s share of Sideways-style quaffers – although areas such as Paso Robles and Temecula Valley show there’s much more to sip here than Napa and Sonoma – but the United States is bursting with intriguing alternatives worth sticking your nose into. “New York state’s two primary fine wine regions – Long Island […]

• Long Island wineries rank among the world’s top 10. Who knew?

Long Island wineries rank among the world’s top 10. Who knew?

Here’s something to warm you up for the winter: The North Fork of Long Island now has something in common with Rioja, Spain and Danube, Austria. All three regions were included in Wine Enthusiast’s recent list of the Top 10 Wine Destinations in the World for 2013. The news comes three months after travel company TripAdvisor […]

• 10 Best Wine Travel Destinations 2013

10 Best Wine Travel Destinations 2013

A sense of place—the sights, sounds, smells and spirit of a travel destination—can endear that area to a person forever. For wine lovers, there is no better way to cement that connection than to explore the world around those vines. As the wine market becomes ever more global, packed with offerings ranging from the most […]

• Long Island’s?! Craft Beer Explosion

Long Island’s?! Craft Beer Explosion

Towing a 170-lb. beer keg on the back of his company bicycle to a pub in tourist-clogged downtown Montauk on a recent sweaty summer afternoon, Vaughan Cutillo stops traffic as passersby marvel aloud at the spectacle. It’s not the handsome 27-year-old’s public show of strength that turns heads and prompts shouts of encouragement, however. Many […]

• Scandal! NY golf club swaps top drawer booze with cheap stuff

A new scandal is brewing at a Long Island country club where an ex-bartender claimed he was ordered to refill top-shelf liquor bottles with the cheap stuff. The claim was the latest to roil the Tam O’Shanter Country Club in Brookville, N.Y., where other employees recently said members were sometimes accompanied on the course by […]

• Long Island wine surprise winner in NY Wine & Food Classic

Long Island wine surprise winner in NY Wine & Food Classic

Martha Clara Vineyards on Long Island’s North Fork won top honors with an estate-grown semi-sweet Riesling at the 2011 New York Wine & Food Classic competition at Watkins Glen in the Finger Lakes. That a Riesling should win the prestigious Governor’s Cup as best of show at this competition is not uncommon. What is, though, […]

• NY winery releases 9/11 memorial wines. Exploitive?

NY winery releases 9/11 memorial wines. Exploitive?

A Long Island winery has released two wines to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks. Produced by Lieb Family Cellars, the limited edition Memorial Commemorative Merlot 2010 is barrel-fermented, while the Memorial Commemorative Chardonnay 2010 is stainless steel-fermented. The wines, which retail for US$19.11 each, have the stamp of approval from the […]

• The Nanobreweries of Long Island

The Nanobreweries of Long Island

Long Island has in the last year become a tender hub of nanobreweries: As many as four are in operation or will be in operation by the middle of 2011. Two of those distribute in the city (which itself hosts no nanobreweries, as far as I was able to find—if I missed one, please let […]

• Can You Ever Get Enough Beer-and-Food Pairings? Here's 5 Perfect Ones

Can You Ever Get Enough Beer-and-Food Pairings? Here's 5 Perfect Ones

What’s the best nosh with beer? Here, from a couple of New York’s finest beer experts, are five unique pairings.Following the gastropub tips are DIY dishes, with recipes, to bring the pairings home. 1. Dry stout and oysters. White wine and oysters seem the most genius flavor combination, especially when they’re both briny, creamy and […]

• What? Pinot Noir from Long Island? Yes!

What? Pinot Noir from Long Island? Yes!

Conventional wisdom, which questions whether Long Island is pinot noir country, hasn’t daunted Russell McCall. As a small wine distributor in Atlanta, Mr. McCall, a pinot lover, often visited Burgundy, the grape’s home base. In 1996, when he went into farming in Cutchogue, he asked the Southold grower Stephen Mudd to visit Oregon, where pinot […]

• I Liked Booze Before It Went Mainstream (poetry)

I Liked Booze Before It Went Mainstream (poetry)

When you turn twenty-one, the State oppresses you with equal rights. You now have the right to four-dollar pints, Long Island Iced Teas, and Half-price Wednesdays. You can no longer feel betrayed when your friend Clayton won’t sneak you sips of his Guinness; you can just feel cheap. And at least before, you could drink […]