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From the IntroductionIt’s your first trip to eastern Long Island. . . . The tension in your shoulders starts to melt as you realize you’ve finally traveled beyond the land of megamalls, giant chain stores, and endless car lots.Soon you catch your first glimpse of a vineyard basking in the sun, its broad leaves silently turning sunlight into sugar, ripening Vitis vinifera, the European grapes that make the world’s finest wines. For a moment you might imagine you’ve been mysteriously wafted to the French countryside, but no, this is the East End of Long Island, the most exciting new wine region in North America. You’ve reached your destination, but your journey of discovery has barely begun. . . .