Long Island Wine Country: Award-Winning Vineyards of the North Fork and the Hamptons

Long Island Wine Country: Award-Winning Vineyards of the North Fork and the Hamptons

by Jane Taylor Starwood, Bruce Curtis, Louisa Hargrave
     
 

Well over 3,000 acres on Long Island’s beautiful East End have been planted with European wine grape varieties over the last three decades, and the vineyards are widely credited with keeping this beautiful landscape—officially designated one of the “Last Great Places” by The Nature Conservancy—green and growing. Add to that the recent

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Well over 3,000 acres on Long Island’s beautiful East End have been planted with European wine grape varieties over the last three decades, and the vineyards are widely credited with keeping this beautiful landscape—officially designated one of the “Last Great Places” by The Nature Conservancy—green and growing. Add to that the recent praise for wine producers like Bedell Cellars, The Lenz Winery, and Wölffer Estate Vineyards (among numerous others) from sources like the New York Times, Wine Spectator, and Wine Advocate, and it’s not difficult to see why the New York Times, in an article on Long Island wines, captioned a photo with the words, “Who needs Bordeaux? A tasting of wines from the East End.” Like a fine wine, the time is ripe for Long Island Wine Country. Written by the editor of Long Island Wine Press magazine—with a foreword by Louisa Thomas Hargrave, cofounder of Long Island’s first vineyard, and sumptuously illustrated by an award-winning photographer—this book takes readers to each of the area’s more than forty producers, telling the colorful stories of the wines and the people who make them. Included are profiles of the owners and winemakers, notes on the wines, and essential details for visitors, such as contact information. Interspersed throughout are delicious recipes from the chefs who use the bounty of the region to prepare delicious dishes to pair with these wines, as well as lush color photographs of the natural beauty of the East End and its winemakers, wines, and wineries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762748396
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
05/05/2009
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
702,450
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.90(d)

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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. . . .

Meet the Author

Jane Taylor Starwood is the editor in chief of Long Island Wine Press magazine, the official guide to Long Island Wine Country. The author of numerous articles on the wineries, wines, and people behind the scenes of Long Island’s burgeoning wine region. Bruce Curtis is an award-winning photographer who has chronicled many of the significant events of recent decades for Time, LIFE, and Sports Illustrated. He has been the exclusive photographer for more than twenty-five books, including The Art of Fly Fishing, The Art of Golf Antiques, and The Baseball Hall of Fame.

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