Our New Favorite Low-Key Cocktail: The Port Tonic

While the Aperol Spritz has invited both vitriol and adoration, the humble Port Tonic—a sweet and playful blend of white fortified Port and tonic water—has yet to make headlines in the United States in any meaningful way. When it comes to cocktails, Americans are quick to distance themselves from anything too sweet. Blue Nun Riesling? Don’t remind... Read More

No Longer a Newcomer: Understanding Eastern Long Island Wine

A caveat: I do not blame you if your fundamental understanding of Long Island wine begins and ends with rosé. There are a lot of good reasons to drink pink wine on Long Island, especially when cooperative weather is in sight. But for over three decades, the winemakers of Eastern Long Island—technically three A.V.As—have produced... Read More

Rosé 101: Your Pink Wine Primer

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet—and a rosé by any other name would be as pink. Would Shakespeare not be proud? If you have ever wondered about the provenance of the pink stuff—where it’s made and how it’s made, for instance—your primer has arrived.  How It’s Made By technical standards, rosé... Read More