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Suffolk County, better known as the North Fork of Long Island, New York is a relatively young wine region. However the land has a rich agricultural history. Most of the vineyards are located on farms that once grew potatoes and other crops, with tasting rooms in converted barns. Louisa and Alex Hargrave established the first commercial winery, Hargrave Vineyard, in the town of Cutchogue in 1973. Other wineries soon followed throughout the landscape. In 1986, the North Fork was awarded AVA status. Eventually the Hargraves sold their winery to Italian wine-making nobles Marie and Marco Borghese, who converted it to Castello di Borghese in 1999. By then, the North Fork was well on its way to becoming a region known for diverse and quality wines, with dozens of producers. 
 
The North Fork is a peninsula that juts out into Long Island Sound and the Peconic Bay. The climate is maritime, with cooling effects from the water that afford a long growing season. However, it can also be subject Read more »

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  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

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  • Lieb Reserve Blanc de Blancs 2010

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    White peach and yeasty aromas with green apple and unripe pear on the nose. Bubbles are quite strong and even a bit astringent, with more green apple and pear, golden berries, peach and lemon zest. Read More

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  • Lieb Cellars Bridge Lane Red Blend 2012

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    Tasted out of the 3L box. Blackberry and black cherry aromas. There's a bit of cooked plum and blackberry, bramble fruit and a bit of cassis. Read More

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  • Lieb Family Cellars Pinot Blanc Reserve 2012

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    Caramel apple aromas with crushed rose petal and honeysuckle. Palate is fresh with Meyer lemon, green apple, almonds and creme brulee. There's a slight hint of toast but it's not overpowering. Read More

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  • Osprey's Dominion Vineyards Red Blend North Fork Port NV

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    No written review

    Wine review by mark


  • (Sometimes I swear someone is paying EMark by the post.)Anyway Deb... my ... a ... a mammoth piece about the North Fork last year. Here's a link to the 3rd part, which contains tasting notes and some recommendations for specific wines. If you are interested in reading more about the wineries you can click on parts 1 and 2 at the top.http://pav... Read More

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  • Martha Clara Vineyards Merlot North Fork 2009

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    Wine review by mark


  • Martha Clara Vineyards Merlot North Fork 2009

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  • Baiting Hollow Angel

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    A firm, stemmy wine with notes of clove, apple, and pear. Overall the acidity overpowers the fruit. Still, a good wine to drink with a hearty fish dinner. Read More

    Wine review by lamontagnea


  • Bob, since you're going to be on the north side of town I figured we could show you a couple nice spots up this way. How does this sound for getting together on Tuesday February 25th? Meet at Cork and Cask in Cornelius at 6 pm. Dinner at Fork! at 7:30 pm. Start times are flexible depending on your schedule.  The wine bar and restaurant are about... Read More

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  • Bob, hope the snow clears before your arrival, we're not set up to handle more than an inch or so at a time. In response to your questions: 1) Are there any BYOB restaurants in Charlotte?Pretty much all Charlotte restaurants have corkage fees that are usually not too outrageous. 2) If so, what do you recommend.This depends on where you are stayi... Read More

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